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Sublime Anatomies - MAVet at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome

The Museum of Veterinary Anatomy at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.

On October 21, at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome will inaugurate the exhibition "Sublime Anatomy" (October 22, 2019> January 6, 2020). The exhibition will also exhibit 14 models in ceroplastic made in the late 1800s in the Freiburg laboratory by F. Zigler, and currently kept in the Museum of Veterinary Anatomy of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Production.

Sublimi Anatomie is an exhibition on the revelation of the sublime in the human body, between past and present and at the intersection between artistic practices and scientific enterprises. A secular and spectacular history of body observation that involves the senses in the first place, first of all sight and touch, but also tools and technologies.

Palazzo delle Esposizioni will host works, artifacts and documents of extraordinary historical importance that, between art and science, recount the evolution of human anatomy in close dialogue with contemporary artistic research on the materiality of the body. Starting from the suggestion of the anatomical theater, the Palazzo delle Esposizioni rotunda will be transformed into a space dedicated to the debate on the vision and the construction of the body image, but also in a drawing studio from life and in a real scene for the performance. By replacing living models with corpses, this device will become, for the entire duration of the exhibition, a tool designed to stimulate dynamics of activation of the eye, hand and body.

Below photos of the preparation for the exhibition of anatomical wax models, which represent face and the the male and female external genitalia. These models of human embryology are part of the Ziegler collection, which housed in the museum for about 150 years.

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