by Miss Cakehead in New Events on Tuesday 22 March 2011

Dirt, the brilliant new exhibition from the London-based Wellcome Collection, takes a closer look at something that surrounds us, but we are often reluctant to confront. It brings together around 200 artifacts, including art, scientific artifacts, film and literature — uncovering a rich history of disgust and delight in the dirty secrets of our past as well as pointing to an uncertain future of filth. It even encourages dirty online interaction with their Filthy Flickr Pool where the online community can share images of dirt in everyday life.