Artists’ Books at the British Academy’s Summer Showcase

Can artists’ books transform the way we think about health, wellbeing and illness?

Since the 1980s, a growing number of book artists have used their craft to share stories about health, wellbeing and illness. These artworks give a voice to those living with disability, chronic illness or cancer, while challenging stigma and discrimination. But can they also help medical professionals to better understand their patients? Featuring multisensory works by contemporary artists, this exhibit explores the vital intersection between art and science. Handle artists’ books, learn about the lives of the makers and craft your own book to take home.

Artists Books is part of the British Academy’s Summer Showcase takes place between the 21st and 22nd of June at the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH.

Admission is free and open to all.