DPhil student Halina Suwalowska (2016, Population Health) will present an exhibition of art at Oxford’s Jam Factory later this year. The exhibition is a collaborative project between Halina and Anna Suwalowska of the Royal College of Art.
The exhibition, ‘Beyond the Body: a portrait of autopsy’, has been organised by the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities and will be available to view for free at the Jam Factory on Hollybush Row from 15 October until 24 November.
Recognised as ‘learning from the dead’, autopsy has been of significant importance to medicine and science, but often a painful concern of the living. ‘Beyond the body: a portrait of autopsy’ draws on the results of a study Halina undertook investigating ethical issues around the autopsy procedure. The exhibition is inspired by narratives of people involved in postmortem procedures, depicting ethical dilemmas presented by the practice of examining the body across different cultures.