Howie Tsui: Friendly Fire Cabinet

An exhibition, jointly developed and presented by the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and the Museum of Health Care, that commemorated the War of 1812 by combining art and medical artefacts from May 5 to September 3, 2012.

In Friendly Fire, displayed at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, artist Howie Tsui interpreted the experiences of the American, British, and Aboriginal forces in the War of 1812 through the lens of medical history, and explored the nuanced interconnections between medical theories and practices, the body, and the War of 1812.

In Friendly Fire Cabinet, displayed at the Museum of Health Care, Howie Tsui offered a reflection on the creation of Friendly Fire.  This display featured the compositions and source materials that fed the conceptual evolution and production of the concurrent exhibition Howie Tsui: Friendly Fire.

More about the exhibitions:

Howie Tsui: Friendly Fire

Peter Simpson's Ottawa Citizen article "Pinball, bones and animal skins: Howie Tsui’s wonderful horrors of the War of 1812."

James Low's Museum of Health Care Blog post "Reflections on Friendly Fire."

The opening reception was held Saturday, May 12th between 5:00 and 7:00 pm at both sites.

With Special Thanks to:



  and Paul Robertson, Curator, City of Kingston