Exhibits highlight Freud, African women
Two exhibitions will open in the Binghamton University Art Museum on Friday, September 8, with a reception at 5 p.m. The reception and the exhibits are free and open to the public.
An exhibition titled Engaging the Camera: Africa Women, Portraits and the Photographs of Hector Acebes features the photographs of Hector Acebes, a Colombian photographer and cinematographer who traveled to Africa in 1947, 1948 and 1953. Acebes used two cameras - one color and the other black and white - to visually record the landscapes and people of Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, the Congo, Kenya and Tanzania. From this rich archive, the curators of this exhibition, Andrea D. Barnwell and Isolde Brielmaier, selected a representative sample of Acebes’ work, focusing on his pictures of women. Barnwell, director of the Spelman College Museum, will discuss the exhibit at 6 p.m.
The second exhibition, titled Sigmund Freud’s Drawings and Diagrams of the Mind: From Neurology to Psychoanalysis, will also open on September 8. This celebration of Freud’s early contributions is curated by Lynn Gamwell, director of the Binghamton University Art Museum.
The exhibit traces the intriguing evolution of Freud’s career from neurology to psychoanalysis by showcasing his late 19th century drawings of nerve tissue and cells, alongside his early-20th-century diagrams of the working human mind. In addition to Freuds’ published diagrams in rare books, the exhibit will feature several original drawings. The drawings have never before been displayed together in an exhibit. Some have been published in rare books and periodicals, while others are facsimiles of original drawings on display at the Freud Museum in London. The exhibit will also include images in books and journal articles that Freud wrote between 1876 and 1933. Gamwell will discuss the Freud exhibition during the reception.
Both exhibitions will run from September 8 to November 17, 2006. The Binghamton University Art Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m.; and Thursdays, from noon to 7 p.m.
For more information, call the Binghamton University Art Museum at 607-777-2634 or visit the website at http://artmuseum.binghamton.edu/