Curators Introduce Art by Kerry Tribe and Sop

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  • Captioned

Listen to this talk with Wellcome Collecton curators Shamita Sharmacharja and Emily Sargent as they discuss upcoming installations by artists Kerry Tribe and Sop. You will be able to see these artworks when we reopen our museum and library.       

After an introduction by Melanie Keen, Director of Wellcome Collection, you’ll hear pre-recorded discussions with Shamita and Emily in the gallery, filmed during the installation of the artworks. Shamita discusses how Kerry Tribe’s ‘Standardized Patient’ highlights the need for empathy between patients and doctors in a clinical setting. Emily will explore Sop’s ‘The Den 1’, uncovering their experience as a shielder during the Covid-19 pandemic, and how they sought respite in nature. Their discussions will explore connections between both artists’ works. 

At the end of the event there is a discussion between Melanie, Shamita and Emily. The event is live captioned by Stagetext. 

This conversation mentions of end-of-life care.

This event was originally live-streamed on 15 December 2020.


Booking opens Thursday 3 December 2020 16:00

Need to know


The main panel discussion will be captioned by StageText, and the introduction and Q&A will be auto-captioned by Bluejeans, the videoconferencing platform.

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About your speakers

Melanie Keen

Melanie Keen is Director of Wellcome Collection. She was previously Director and Chief Curator at Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), where she was instrumental in the revitalisation of Iniva’s mission and vision. Melanie is an independent advisor to the Government Art Collection, sits on the British Council’s Visual Arts Advisory Group, and was on the selection committee for the British Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2019. She was one of the judges for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020 and has recently been appointed to the Board of Visitors of Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.

Photographic head and shoulders portrait of Emily Sargent, curator at Wellcome Collection.

Emily Sargent

Emily Sargent is Senior Curator at Wellcome Collection. She has curated numerous large exhibitions on a wide range of subjects, including 'Living with Buildings' (October 2018–March 2019), and exhibitions on human enhancement and the experience of consciousness.

Shamita Sharmacharja

Shamita Sharmacharja is a curator at Wellcome Collection. In addition to ‘Play Well’, October 2019–March 2020, she has curated exhibitions with subject matter as diverse as health-related graphic design, forensic medicine and outsider art.