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The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Photography and the Occult

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  • Frits Westra
    The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult September 27, 2005 – December 31, 2005 The Harriette and Noel Levine Gallery and the Howard Gilman Gallery
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      The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult
      September 27, 2005 – December 31, 2005
      The Harriette and Noel Levine Gallery and the Howard Gilman Gallery

      http://tinyurl.com/cm2cu

      A unique characteristic of photography has always been its ability to
      record the visible, material world with truth and accuracy. Interestingly,
      advocates of spiritism at the turn of the last century enlisted
      photography to provide manifest proof of the immaterial: emanations and
      auras; thoughts, hallucinations, and dreams; or the spirits of the
      deceased. Closer to the scientific revelations of the X-ray (discovered in
      1896) than to the double-exposure parlor tricks of 1850s ghost
      photographs, the more than 120 stunning and surprising works in this
      exhibition reflect an attempt to reconcile the physical and spiritual
      worlds.
      Accompanied by a catalogue.

      The exhibition is made possible in part by The Francesca Ronnie Primus
      Foundation, Inc.

      The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,
      and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, with the assistance
      of the Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene,
      Freiburg im Breisgau, and The Howard Gilman Foundation, New York.

      --[For info & pics, visit above website]---
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