Art Art

Only Human

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7222.1443 (Published 27 November 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1443
  1. Gavin Yamey, editorial registrar
  1. BMJ

    An Exhibition about Body and Soul Crafts Council Gallery, London, until 9 January 2000

    Human beings are unique among animals in their investigation and celebration of being alive. The approach of a new millennium is forcing us to define ourselves further, to question who we are now and where we are going. Only Human, the Crafts Council's first ever figurative exhibition, brings together 21 international craft makers to pose the question: “How do we feel as human beings at this millennial moment?”

    The artists use the body as their reference point, emphasising it as a psychological rather than physical site, a repository for our fears and desires. Their works are usefully divided into three sections, exploring the different ways in which we view our selves.

    Otto's Surgery, a mixed media composition by Natasha Kerr, exploring the life of the academic surgeon Otto Herschan

    (Credit: NATASHA KERR/OTTO'S SURGERY (INSTALLATION))

    In “The Self and Culture” religious …

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