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Panacea

Panacea
Panacea
Panacea: (n) A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases. – origin Greek panakeia.
Can artists provoke change in society? Can art objects become tools to improve our lives? Panacea: the art of wellbeing is an evolving, expandable and travelling artwork, designed to function as a universal formula to cure social, economic and political problems. At the core of this experiment is the Panacea Model, a maquette of an idealised health paradise, constructed by all three artists and made from medical packaging and refuse. Representing a ‘global panacea’, the Panacea Model offers both generic and specific solutions to health and lifestyle problems
Foster, Stephen
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Foster, Stephen
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Foster, Stephen (2005) Panacea.

Record type: Art Design Item

Abstract

Panacea: (n) A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases. – origin Greek panakeia.
Can artists provoke change in society? Can art objects become tools to improve our lives? Panacea: the art of wellbeing is an evolving, expandable and travelling artwork, designed to function as a universal formula to cure social, economic and political problems. At the core of this experiment is the Panacea Model, a maquette of an idealised health paradise, constructed by all three artists and made from medical packaging and refuse. Representing a ‘global panacea’, the Panacea Model offers both generic and specific solutions to health and lifestyle problems

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Accepted/In Press date: 2005
Additional Information: The artwork has been trialled at the Centre de Création Contemporain, Tours, France, and will travel to Le Parvis, Ibos, France at the beginning of 2006, before pausing at Cornerhouse, Manchester. Funding The artists would like to thank the following organisations for their invaluable support in developing Panacea: Arts Council England, Arts Council England/South West, Arts Council England/South East, Arts Council England/London, Arts Council England/North East, Commissions East, Action Acton, ACAVA, Bristol City Council, The Art of Wellbeing, Bristol South and West Primary Care Trust, National Health Service, Knowle West Media Centre, Watershed Media Centre, Ville d’Orléans, Archilab, FRAC Centre Orléans, University of East London, Edinburgh College of Art, Centre de Création Contemporaine, Brent Measurement Technology Ltd, Queens Hall, Kielder Partnership, Northumbria Water, Forestry Commission, English Heritage, Berwick Gymnasium Residency, Essex County Council, Commissions East, Firstsite, Future Physical and Claude Lefebvre Street Lighting.
Organisations: Winchester School of Art, Professional Services

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Local EPrints ID: 209135
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/209135
PURE UUID: b575c4e5-5a92-4d61-bcc4-32b309394cf3

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Date deposited: 26 Jan 2012 14:27
Last modified: 29 Jan 2020 14:54

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Curator of an exhibition: Stephen Foster

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