5 March – 10 April 2020
SIGNIFICANT – a bunch of Viruses celebrates pioneering individuals who lead the way in medical science. This exhibition explores deadly viruses or bacteria, recreated in ceramic as bunches of viral blooms, in memory of the individuals who first found the way to a cure.
Birnbaum depicts HIV, Cholera, Black Death, Influenza, Smallpox and Tuberculosis as ceramic bouquet installations and finally in poignant photographs. She takes ceramic representations of single deadly viruses and bacteria back to places of significance in the history of their discovery.
Helen Birnbaum’s website.