Reflections from Damaged Life: An Exhibition on Psychedelia

  • 15 Dec 2013
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Alex Sainsbury's Contemporary Art Center, Raven Row, 56-58 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS

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Reflections from Damaged Life: 
An Exhibition on Psychedelia
with works by Robert Horvitz ('69)

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Sunday, 15 December 2013
4:30 - 6:00 pm 
5:00 pm artist's talk by Robert Horvitz
Alex Sainsbury's Contemporary Art Center
Raven Row
56-58 Artillery Lane
London 
E1 7LS

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Attendance for this event is free. 
However, please register so that Robert knows how many to expect. 

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About the event:
On the closing day of the exhibition, "Reflections from Damaged Life: An Exhibition on Psychedelia", Mr. Robert Horvitz, Yale College '69, will be giving a private talk on his 7 drawings displayed on second floor of the Alex Sainsbury's Contemporary Art Center, Raven Row.  Please join him for a inspiring discussion on his works and psychedelia! 


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About the Artist, Mr. Robert Horvitz:

Mr. Robert Horvitz majored in art at Yale (Class of 1969).  He won the Carnegie Teaching Fellowship, allowing him to teach drawing at Yale during the year following his graduation.  He was an art instructor at Phillips and Abbott Academies and his works have been exhibited at various galleries throughout the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  The Yale Art Gallery currently has 3 of his drawings in its collection. 


For a brief autobiography on Robert, please visit: 

http://www.volny.cz/horvitz/bio.html


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About the exhibition:

"Reflections from Damaged Life" sets out to question what ‘psychedelic art’ might be, and reassess the artistic problems it poses. Rather than through the framework of counterculture and the hippie scene, it focuses on how specific artistic practices inflected the drug culture and its concepts of transformation and non-human perception. It seeks to redefine the psychedelic in terms of an art that deals with events and effects: events in social space as well as in the nervous system, and effects that spread as a kind of unconditional exchange between free subjects in a new sensorial community. 


The exhibition explores the experimental spirit, conceptual fluidity and formal obscenity of the psychedelic, and aims to expose the viewer to the experience of ‘otherness’ through artworks that deal with the non-sentimental sensitivity of the hallucinogenic drug experience.


For more information on this exhibition, as well as the venue, Raven Row please visit
http://www.ravenrow.org/current/


The exhibit has been recently reviewed in TimeOut and The Telegraph.  Please click on the links below to read more. 

Time Out Article:

http://www.timeout.com/london/art/reflections-from-damaged-life-an-exhibition-on-psychedelia

Telegraph Article:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-features/10371924/Psychedelic-art-what-came-out-of-it.html



A scan of one of Robert's drawings entitled "At First Sight".

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