The human body

Human representations in different epochs and disciplines point to the influence of technical, medical and social shifts in the cultural understanding of our bodies.

Which connections are to be made between the practice of contemporary artist Damien Hirst and the pathological-anatomical work of Rudolf Virchow? Which moral-ethical principles condition our perception of the human body? How have these perceptions of our body changed from the antique to the present?

Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum of Contemporary Art | Berlin Medical History Museum | Oranienburger Strasse | Pergamon Museum