Exhibition: Images of the Mind

July 23, 2011

The exhibition “Images of the Mind” (July 23 to Oct. 31, 2011) – a bi-national project of the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden and the Mährische Galerie in Brno (Czech Republic) – examines the human mind as visual phenomena. Through selected exhibits from antiquity to presence, it analyzes the role of the image in comprehending mental skills. In addition to drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, portraits of Rembrandt or Lucas Cranach, works of Max Beckmann, Man Ray, Max Ernst, and Bill Viola as well as numerous recent neuro-imaging operations from scientific institutes, four images from Fritz Kahn books are part of the exhibition: “Das Gedächtnis als Kinematograph” (Memory as Cinematograph), “Das Nervensystem als Muskel- und Klingelleitung in ihrer fünfteiligen Übereinstimmung” (The Nervous System as Muscle and Doorbell Connection in their five-part Congruence), “Die Empfindungsbahn als Radioleitung” (Sensory Pathways resemble Radio Wires), and the famous image “Der Mensch als Industriepalast” (Man as Industrial Palace). All images are included in the exhibition catalogue.
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum (Link to museum website in German)