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On Thursday, Oct. 19th, you are invited to a "pop-up" exhibit (17:30), and a public lecture (16:00) with a discussion on "PSYCHEDELIA" with the Humanities lecturers Dr. Douglas Dix, and Robert Horvitz.
Douglas Dix's lecture from 16:00-17:30 is entitled "The Culture & Thought of the Psychedelic Movement: Psychonauts, Pranksters & Transpersonal Psychology" and this will be in room 2.07.
Robert Horvitz will also talk about Psychedelic Art, in his part of the joint lecture/discussion, which culminates with a "pop-up" exhibition of New Works ("New Drawings") by Horvitz in room 2.08.
Horvitz has had previous drawings shown most recently in „An Exhibition on Psychedelia“ at Raven Row in London, and this group show included works by Pierre Huyghe, Sigmar Polke, Magma (yes–that French progressive rock group of the 70s), David Mehdalla and the Exploding Galaxy, Willoughby Sharp, The Cockettes, among others.
Besides teaching „Introduction to Drawing“ and „Digital Tools for New Media“ as well as previous courses in 20th century art history at AAU, Robert Horvitz is an artist, writer and former art editor of Whole Earth Catalog. This short bio is taken from the Raven Row gallery: „Robert Horvitz (born 1947, New Bedford, Massachusetts, lives in Prague) developed his characteristic graphic style in the early seventies from quantum physics and psychedelic experience. Horvitz flicks his pen on the paper, producing half-inch comet-shaped tracks. From this briefest of gestures comes an exploration of time and space, matter and energy. Horvitz writes, "as each stroke endures on paper, the sequence is transformed into a growing network of simultaneous relationships… There is no unique prescribed course of action. At every moment it is possible to imagine the drawing extending into a variety of futures… Conflict and meditation. Some process of selection is called for that does not reduce to rules.“
Dix is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer, who teaches an extensive list of courses for the School of Humanities & Social Sciences in social theory, literature, philosophy, film and art theory for AAU, as Guarantor of the MA in Humanities, and for the BA program in Visual Art Studies. He has written about hidden and controversial aspects of American modern art history for Umelec Magazine, about Edward Hopper and the American Sublime for the Prague Review, and about Marcel Duchamp's last installation, Etant donnes for Lidove Noviny. His current research on 1968 should culminate in an AAU course devoted to „1968“ in Fall 2018.