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Language of the Birds: Occult and Art

January 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am - February 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until March 13, 2016
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Peter Lamborn Wilson, "Leonora and Loplop," 2015  (Photo: Nicole Disser)

Peter Lamborn Wilson, “Leonora and Loplop,” 2015 (Photo: Nicole Disser)

“Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people,” Aleister Crowley once said. That maxim echoes inside the walls of a new exhibit at 80WSELanguage of the Birds: Occult and Art. Even now, when dabbling in the occult has become morally ambiguous rather than universally derided, the work shown at NYU Steinhardt’s gallery is far from ordinary. Spanning the beginning of the last century to the present day, its authors range from avant-garde filmmakers (Kenneth Anger), to spiritual philosophers (Aleister Crowley), to industrial music makers (Genesis Breyer P-Orridge), and “just” plain artists (Kiki Smith). Somehow these varied participants share a similar worldview, which they’ve communicated (at various points in time) through symbols and talismans that have remained fairly static throughout.

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Start:
January 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am
End:
February 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/80wse/

Venue

80WSE
80 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003 United States
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Phone:
2129985747
Website:
http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/80wse/