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The Doors of Perception

posted Jan 11, 2011, 2:28 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Apr 12, 2011, 3:36 AM ]
January 21 - February 18, 2011

Opening reception: Thursday, January 20, from 7 p.m.

Artists: Sofia Izrael, Arkadiy Nasonov, Sergei Nikokoshev, Cora Piantoni, Maria Pomiansky

Curated by Anca Sinpalean

“That humanity at large will ever be able to dispense with Artificial Paradise seems very unlikely. Most men and women lead lives at the worst so painful, at the best so monotonous, poor and limited, that the urge to escape, the longing to transcend themselves if only for a few moments, is and has always been one of the principal appetites of the soul. Art and religion, carnivals and saturnalia, dancing and listening to oratory – all these have served, in H.G. Wells' phrase, as Doors in the Wall.”  Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception