The Stomach Ache exhibition will explore the felt sense of human-gastrointestinal relations, reframing new science and enduring beliefs about the guts, health, trauma and magic.
The gastrointestinal system has become central to popular conversations about health and mental health. Artists and curators have already responded to these developments through major exhibitions and artworks exploring the mind-gut connection, food and digestion.
Our plans for the Stomach Ache exhibition focus on experiential moments where gut health flounders, and the strategies, rituals and imaginaries humans develop in response. It will be informed by our interviews with people experiencing undiagnosed gut issues. We anticipate launching the exhibition in late 2024.