The upcoming exhibition at The Hundred Years Gallery is organised by Jaime Valtierra, a painter in our Rum Factory Studios and features the work of Anna Burel, an artist who works out of our oldest site, Bow Road Studios.
On Thursday 21st July at 2pm Isabel Davis, Senior lecturer in Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Birkbeck, and Anna Burel will introduce their project; Conceiving Histories looks into the archives to find a history of pre-pregnancy: that is, the diagnostic ambiguity of early pregnancy, the experience of trying to conceive and the politics of childlessness in the past. This is a study of fantasies about the body, about objective and scientific knowledge, and of parenthood. Conceiving Histories investigates the very ordinary experience of not being pregnant for month on month; the difficulties for medical professionals in diagnosing pregnancy; and men’s anxieties about their own reproductive fortunes. It looks at fakes and fashions, dreams and denials, trying and testing.
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