Subtle Thresholds: The Representational Taxonomies of Disease

  • Location: South African Museum
  • From: May 9, 2007     To: August 1, 2010
Subtle Thresholds: The Representational Taxonomies of Disease

This exhibition by artist, Fritha Langerman, is primarily concerned with the visual representation of disease. It draws on the collections of the Iziko South African Museum, the University of Cape Town, the Wits Adler Museum, and includes new works by the artist.

Situated in the gallery between the social history and natural history displays, the exhibition aims to create a conceptual bridge between the two areas within the museum by presenting a complex visual network of the inter-relationships between
zoological, human and microbial worlds. In doing so, Subtle Thresholds seeks to expose some of the cultural and historical mythologies that have contributed to the perception of disease as a state of otherness and separation.


Olga Jeffries
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