Opens at Long Island University’s Humanities Gallery on Sunday May 6th, Freud’s 156th birthday.
(B19) is a group show organized by Romanov Grave members Matt Freedman and Laurence Hegarty. (B19) takes its title from Berggasse 19, the address of Freud’s original Vienna psychoanalytical office. Read David Brody’s review of (B19) – Meth Lab of the Modern Psyche: Dr. Freud’s Consulting Room
The curators have invited 19 artists to produce work in response to the artifacts, objects or histories found in Freud’s office and memorably photographed by Edmund Engelman days before Freud fled Nazi occupied Austria. The artists’ responses are based upon their knowledge or experience of the history and practice of psychoanalysis. Using a variety of media artists have riffed upon iconic features ranging from Freud’s couch to the print of Charcot that hung above said couch. Fragments of the architecture, pieces of Freud’s antiquities collection, even the urn in which Freud’s ashes now repose have found their way to Long Island University’s Humanities Gallery. The show opens on Sunday May 6th, Freud’s 156thbirthday.
Rob de Mar