Brains: The mind as matter
29 March 2012 - 17 June 2012
Brains is now at MOSI in Manchester and runs until 4 Jan 2013.
This major new free exhibition seeks to explore what humans have done to brains in the name of medical intervention, scientific enquiry, cultural meaning and technological change.
Featuring over 150 artefacts including real brains, artworks, manuscripts, artefacts, videos and photography, ' Brains' follows the long quest to manipulate and decipher the most unique and mysterious of human organs, whose secrets continue to confound and inspire.
'Brains' asks not what brains do to us, but what we have done to brains, focusing on the bodily presence of the organ rather than investigating the neuroscience of the mind.
'Brains' image credit: Headache (2008) by Helen Pynor. Courtesy the artist and GV Art.