Exhibition: In the Air

This exhibition runs from Thu, 19th May 2022 to Sun, 16th Oct 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Tue,
28th Jun 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
Wed,
29th Jun 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
Thu,
30th Jun 2022  
(10am - 8pm)
Fri,
1st Jul 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
Sat,
2nd Jul 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
Sun,
3rd Jul 2022  
(10am - 6pm)
Tue,
5th Jul 2022  
(10am - 6pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


In the Air explores our relationship with the air around us. Moving freely across borders and through bodies, air is both vital to our existence and a threat to our health.

The exhibition explores the relationship between the air and earth, from 3.5-billion-year-old fossilised bacteria that first introduced oxygen into the atmosphere to delicate porcelain sculptures of the glaciers that provide a record of the air and our impact on it. It charts the history of activism against pollution from 17th century accounts of coal smoke in London to contemporary protests against levels of toxic air that disproportionately impact communities of colour in our cities.

Immersive and imaginative film installations introduce us to magnified versions of the particles that occupy our air; reveal the ways that air is weaponised across the world – but also reconnect us to the healing properties of fresh air.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Wellcome Collection,

183 Euston Road, London,
NW1 2BE

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