Candida Höfer, “Ethnologisches Museum Berlin III,” 2003.
Courtesy the artist.
© Candida Höfer, Köln, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

Generali Foundation
16 September 2011–29 January 2012

Animism. Modernity through the Looking Glass takes up the current broad-based reassessment of modernity, examining the ethnological conception of animism as it was framed in the context of colonialism as well as the concept of animism in psychoanalysis. In Vienna, the city of Sigmund Freud, one focus of the exhibition is on aesthetic approaches that subject the distinction between the psychological “inside” world and the material “outside” world to critical scrutiny.

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