At its heart is this straight-forward interrogation, a necessary route through what curator Lars Bang Larsen sees as years of misinterpretation.
Raven Row gallery, which is hosting the show, says, ‘Rather than through the framework of counterculture and the hippie scene, it focuses on how specific artistic practices inflected the drug culture and its concepts of transformation and non-human perception.’
Hopefully everyone reads the show as the work of a group of unapologetic experimentalists, but you might well see it as the work of the silly or the supercilious.
The evolution of the psychedelic is as far-reaching as it is far out, and this show takes a look at the development of psychedelia in Europe, Scandinavia, Latin America and Japan.
Reflections from Damaged Life: An Exhibition on Psychedelia runs from 26 September – 15 December at Raven Row, 56 Artillery Lane, E1