The Romantic Disease at the Waag

Waag presented the exhibition and workshop 'The Romantic Disease: An Artistic Investigation of Tuberculosis' by artist - and Waag fellow - Anna Dumitriu during the Summer of 2014. First exhibited in London, it was on display at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag in Amsterdam and traveled afterwards to the next stop in Berlin.

'The Romantic Disease' explored the history of tuberculosis (TB) from artistic, social and scientific perspectives and covers subjects such as superstitions about the disease, TB's literary and romantic associations, the development of antibiotics and the latest research into whole-genome sequencing of mycobacteria.

The Romantic Disease exhibition at the Theatrum Anatomicum was part of The Future of Art and Science Collaborations program of Waag, is supported by Stichting Doen and the Mondriaan Foundation.