vital arts

marta marce’s wall-painting for the infection and immunity clinic at the royal london hospital

at the thoughtful suggestion of rowena dring, the artist i featured yesterday, i checked out vital arts. it’s a london non-profit that is doing amazing work commissioning works, curating collections, installing gallery exhibitions, and infusing patient experiences with participatory art activities at barts and the royal london hospitals. vital arts has worked with some of my all time favorite artists, including anka dabrowska, a young artist i never imagined would be embraced by a hospital curator. in realizing that hospitals can infuse public art with a tremendous power, they carefully strike an appropriate balance between reassuring accessibility and provocative contemporary relevance. case in point, marta marce’s wall-painting for the infection and immunity clinic at the royal london hospital, featured above. it is an organization truly doing wonderful work.

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