Art Art

The Spark of Life

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7293.1069/a (Published 28 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1069
  1. Christine Borland
  1. Lisson Gallery, Bell Street, London NW1, until 5 May 2001

    No, no, no, a little more humanity please. That's what much of contemporary British art wants to say to 21st century medicine, and it's the message to be gleaned from Christine Borland's sparkling new show. Allied to the Hirst generation, and just as fascinated by death as the man with the shark, Borland concentrates on genetics, on the beginnings of life, an interest strengthened by an association with Glasgow University's Department of Genetics.

    This is displayed to stunning effect in the new show, the centrepieces of which …

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