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The art of selling vaccines

18 July 2021

7:30 PM

18 July 2021

7:30 PM

I was bemused when I first saw the photograph of spaced-out chairs and vaccination booths in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern. Was this an art installation designed to probe the relationship between personhood and state? Were we supposed to question the transformational power of medicine, in a live enactment of biomedical transubstantiation in the cathedral-like space?

Alas, this was not art, à la Kara Walker, Olafur Eliasson or Carsten Holler.

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