The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P: A Reading
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Saturday, April 03, 2004
Slought Foundation, a non-profit organization rethinking contemporary art, presents "Animal Magnetism and After: A Symposium." This one-day event on Saturday April 3rd, 2004, from 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, will address the history of Mesmerism in l8th, l9th, and 20th-century literature, political and social philosophy, medicine, and dynamic psychotherapy.
Brian O'Doherty, a.k.a. Patrick Ireland, is an artist and writer. His work has been shown in numerous galleries and museums in the United States and Europe. Among his many books are Object and Idea (1967), Museum in Crisis (1972), American Masters: The Voice and the Myth (1973, 1988), Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space (1986, 1999), and The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P (1992). In the latter, O'Doherty takes the reader from the hushed clinic of the controversial Doctor Franz Anton Mesmer to the glittering and scheming Habsburg court of Maria Teresa of Austria.
This program was made possible in part through the generous sponsorship of The Wagner Free Institute of Science, Philadelphia
Aaron Levy, Lenore Malen
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Brian O'Doherty. "The Strange Case of Mademoiselle P: A Reading." Slought Foundation Online Content. [03 April 2004;
Accessed 22 May 2013]. <http://slought.org/content/11218/>.