25 August 2011
German exhibition explores mankind’s images of the mind
If you pass by Dresden before the end of October, be sure to pay a visit to the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum. Until 30 October 2011, the museum hosts ‘Images of the mind in art and science’: a varied exhibition featuring the human mind as a visual phenomenon.
Images from antiquity to the present day are included, spanning both art and science; Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt sit alongside Sigmund Freud and computer-generated scans of the brain. This fascinating collision of objectivity and subjectivity raises questions about what each piece says about the mind itself, and asks how each individual representation helps improve our understanding of man.
Top: Susan Aldworth, Cogito ergo sum I (2001).
Below: Josef Capek, Beklemmung (anxiety) (1915).
Above: Helga Griffiths, Brainscape (2008).
Below: Max Beckmann, Self-portrait from the front, gabled house in the background (1918).
Above: Martin Kippenberger, Uber das uber (1994-95).
Below: Katharine Dowson, My Soul (2005).
Below: Installation shots. Photographs by Oliver Killig.
> 30 October 2011
Images of the mind in art and science
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