Join us live at the Museum for a special panel discussion related to our current exhibition, Light & Darkness.
Join artists, curators and scientists as they discuss how the utopian visions and legal difficulties of psychedelic drugs impacted art and science in the 1960s and now. Who was afraid of the psychedelic experience? Who was/is excited by it? And why was scientific research on psychedelic drugs discouraged for so long?
What new understandings of these drugs are now emerging and how might they help tackle contemporary societal issues, such as trauma, anxiety and depression?
The panel discussion will take place from 6–7.15pm. Following a short break for refreshments, the exhibition catalogue Light & Darkness: Late Modernism and the JW Power Collection will be officially launched by Suzanne Cotter, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). This will include a short Q&A with authors and editors Dr Ann Stephen and Katrina Liberiou and the opportunity to get your copy signed. The event will conclude at 8pm.
Light & Darkness is a co-publication from Sydney University's Power Publications and the Chau Chak Wing Museum edited by Ann Stephen.
Header image: Peter Sedgley, Chromosphere, 1967 (detail), University Art Collection, PW1967.22
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