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Viewing the Invisible brings together scientists and artists to explore the similarities in their working methods. The exhibition is a multi-faceted display including videos, photographs, paintings and text, as well as an accompanying events programme.

This exciting public engagement project is a collaboration between Kings College London and London Fine Art Studios with the support of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The National Portrait Gallery as an associate partner is hosting a live portrait-painting & panel discussion on 15 September 2019.

Through the close study of shapes and constituent parts, scientists and artists alike seek to demystify the human form. This shared approach challenges the popularly held belief that science and art exist at polar ends of a spectrum. Viewing the Invisible showcases the ways in which both disciplines work together, exploring how scientists and artists can support each other in disseminating research and enriching creativity.

Best-selling author Naomi Alderman (The Power) generously gave her time, as did five other experts who have contributed to the promotion and practice of science. Viewing the Invisible breaks down perceived boundaries of knowledge, and seeks to demystify, inspire and inform enriching new ways of working.

Visit the King’s YouTube channel to watch a series of videos about the project.

Viewing the Invisible is open 10.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday, and is free and open to all.

The exhibition will also be open for Open House London on 21 and 22 September 2019. More details to follow.

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Event details

Bush House Arcade
Arcade at Bush House, South Wing, Strand WC2B 4PJ