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Patrick Mahon and Annemarie Hou, Design for Dissemunization Station, 2017. Printed synthetic fabric, tubular aluminum frames, sound elements with headphones and speakers, dimension variable. Photo by Yanir Shani.
March 21, 2017
<Immune Nations>

Galleri KiT
Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts
Innherredsveien 7 (Industribygget)
Trondheim, Norway

UNAIDS headquarters 
20, Avenue Appia
H-1211 Geneva 27
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A joint presentation by the University of Alberta and the University of Ottawa

Artists, researchers and policymakers highlight complexities surrounding global vaccination in <Immune Nations>.

<Immune Nations> is a speculative exhibition about the constructive role that art can play in global political discourse around life-saving vaccines. Art/creative research has the potential to play an important role in helping to foster a more nuanced, evidence-based discourse around vaccines, at the very least by articulating elusive or emotionally charged issues in ways that other forms of communication often cannot. The outcome of a three-year interdisciplinary and international collaborative research project, the exhibition highlights the work of researchers and visual artists aiming to constructively engage current discourse surrounding vaccines.

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As a joint reception with the 2017 Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) Conference, the opening is generously sponsored by the Research Council of Norway.

The exhibition premiers at Galleri KiT, the Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts, in Norway from March 13 to 24, 2017. As a joint opening reception with the 2017 Global Health and Vaccination Research (GLOBVAC) Conference, the opening reception is generously sponsored by the Research Council of Norway.

The exhibit will travel to UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 23 to June 30, 2017 to coincide with the World Health Assembly.

Participating artists, scholars, and advocates: Jesper Alvaer, Julia Belluz, Sean Caulfield, Timothy Caulfield, Patrick Fafard, Caitlin Fisher, Steven J. Hoffman, Johan Holst, Annemarie Hou, Alison Humphrey, Kaisu Koski, Vicki S. Kwon, Natalie S. Loveless, Patrick Mahon, Lathika Sritharan, Mkrtich Tonoyan, Rachelle Viader Knowles

The exhibition presents artistic research from The Vaccine Project: Uniting Art, Evidence and Advocacy, co-lead by Sean Caulfield and Natalie S. Loveless (Art and Design at the University of Alberta) and Steven J. Hoffman (Law, Medicine and Public & International Affairs at the University of Ottawa).

The Vaccine Project: Uniting Art, Evidence and Advocacy

The exhibition and project are generously supported from the Research Council of Norway, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Killam Cornerstone Grant of Canada, the Global Strategy Lab of the University of Ottawa, the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alberta, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, and UNAIDS.


For more information, please contact Vicki Kwon at T +1 416 899 0023 or [email protected]

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