Exhibition:
"Visiting Hours: An Installation by Bob Flanagan in collaboration with Sheree Rose"
Date
September 23 - December 31 1994
Description

"Visiting Hours stages Freud's strange drama of Eros and Thanatos, in which existence unfolds as a ceaseless struggle between the instinct for life and the instinct for disintegration or death. But this appears to be a version interpreted by Pee Wee Herman. The installation is designed like a crazy stage set of a children's residential hospital, replete with a torture chamber lurking amidst the institutional cheer. Here, the dark encounter between the drives for sex and death is framed and buoyed up by a keen wit and a cool sense of the absurd." -Laura Trippi, exhibition brochure

Originally presented at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and organized for presentation at The New Museum by Laura Trippi.

Artists
New Museum curator
Partner museum
Public Program
Exhibition
Copyright
Courtesy the artist and New Museum, New York
Identifier
1705