Tuesday, February 3, 2009
"Hysteria: Past yet Present," Paul Robeson Gallery (Rutgers University) Opening Reception - Thursday, February 5, 5pm – 7pm
My friend Zoe Beloff and friend of Morbid Anatomy Sarah Sudhoff are both going to be featured in this excellent looking exhibition opening this Thursday at the Paul Robeson Gallery at Rutgers University. I so wish I could go... why couldn't this be in New York??
From the website:
February 5 – April 9, 2009
Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University
Opening Reception - Thursday, February 5, 5pm – 7pm
Hysteria is an elusive, psychosomatic, even mythical disorder, impinging on our physical, cultural, and moral concerns. It is often characterized as a mercurial state of disturbance that can be manifested in both a psychological and physical sense. The word “hysteria” comes from the Greek work hystera, a term applied to disturbances of the uterus. Addressing this topic, a number of contemporary artists have dealt directly with the work of European medical professionals Sigmund Freud and Jean-Martin Charcot by creating artwork that mirrors aspects of their studies. This exhibition will explore hysteria in relation to gender construction, feminine identity and pathologization, and sheer physical form given to the condition in the imagination of artists.
Artists in this exhibition:
Tammy Rae CARLAND
You can get more information on the gallery website here.
Photos, top to bottom:
Cortney Andrews, “Eros &Thanatos, ”2008
Zoe Beloff, Hysterical Mythomania (2008). 18 x 16 x 21.5 in. Painted wooden theater, DVD player and beam-splitter glass. Courtesy of Bellwether Gallery
Sarah Sudhoff, from the Hysteria series.