TAKE CARE: Biomedical Ethics in the Twenty-First Century

When: Mondays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 30 2011

It is no secret that research regarding what is best for the nearly 6 million pregnant mothers each year is muddled and inconsistent. The fast pace of medical advancements and the deluge of contradictory information leave many women wading through a sea of decisions — both for their children and for themselves — without knowing which sources to trust. Religious and societal expertise has been thrown into question while the medical industry has too often been charged with foul play. For the modern family, medical safety and protection has become more complicated than ever before. TAKE CARE: Biomedical Ethics in the Twenty-First Century brings together 14 sculpture, video and photographic works by nine international contemporary artists to address these unprecedented bioethical dilemmas. Through the use of traditionally domestic materials like fabric and embroidery, and the not-so-traditional umbilical cord encased in the handle of a dustpan, the exhibition considers the harrowing issues surrounding maternal and fetal care, childbirth and child rearing.

Sara Estes



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