Artwork of the Day – Jacqueline Hassink


Liverpool artwork of the day – Monday July 30 2007 – ‘The Reading Room Window’ by Jacqueline Hassink from the Clinic exhibition at Open Eye until August 1 2007

This exhibition at Open Eye ends on August 1st

Devised by French curator RĂ©mi Faucheux, the project involves 12 photographers, all of whom have explored a different facet of a theme that touches all of our lives. Partly created through artist residency programmes in hospitals, their works deliver an intimate yet critical vision of these spaces and their inhabitants. Photographers: Olivier Amsellem, Constant Anee, Eric Baudelaire, Christophe Bourguedieu, Geoffroy de Boismenu, Peter Granser, Jacqueline Hassink, Albrecht kunkel, Ville Lenkkeri, Matthew Monteith, Mario Palmieri and Stefan Ruiz.

In a parallel project, the editors of the Dutch magazine Useful Photography have selected a series of vernacular or ‘found’ photographs that relate to the medical universe. These photographs, fragments of the medical world found in scientific journals, instruction manuals, etc., have form a distinct section of the exhibition. Selection: Hans Aarsman, Claudie de Cleen, Julian Germain, Erik Kessels, Hans van der Meer.

Clinic presents “a meditative examination of a world in which science has created a complex network of relationships between the human body and society… [It poses] profound questions about the collective consciousness’ perspective on ageing, injury, environment, and the way in which human beings treat one another.” Michel Poivert (art historian and curator).