London – A new exhibition at London’s Science Gallery will consider causes and responses to anxiety through the lens of art, design, psychology and neuroscience.
Bringing together the perspectives of artists, scientists and young people, On Edge: Living in an Age of Anxiety questions the ways in which we react to and experience anxiety. The exhibition draws on research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London and includes a number of new commissions by artists working in collaboration with researchers from the university.
Featured artworks cover topics such as the relationship between sleep and anxiety, what it means to share in the digital age, and how the urban environment affects our psychological state. ‘We aim to open up a critical conversation about the causes of and responses to anxiety in contemporary society,’ explains curator-producer Mette Kjærgaard Præst. ‘On Edge makes visible the possible connections between individual experiences and the wider societal conditions that frame them.’
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