Yes Coney Island has always been Coney Island for many decades, in fact Coney Island has been thriving with resound of its glory all over the world for over a century, tickling the fancy of those from other parts of the planet, including those curious about how the human psyche works. It's been 100 years since Sigmund Freud visited Coney Island.
Decades ago a culturally diverse group of thinking and dreamers from, 'The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society', gathered artists from different backgrounds to explore the unprecedented quirks and uniqueness that was Coney Island through various works of art and intellectual exploration from 1926 to the 1970's.
Today, artist Zoe Beloff has brought back long-lost world of the Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and showcasing it into a new exhibit at the Coney Island USA Museum.
Sure to be a highly interesting event, the press release indicates:
"Dreamland" examines the Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society, whose forward-thinking attitude flourished from1926 through the early 1970s. The Society’s members, most of them working people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds, were filled with the desire to participate in one of the great intellectual movements of the 20th century. The exhibition presents a range of their amateur films, which reveal an incredibly brave, unapologetic exploration of their
As part of the Coney Island USA Ask The Experts Series, The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and its circle 1926 - 1972 will be presented as a kick off to this most intersting showcase at the museum.
Opening Reception for this exhibition celebrating the courage and creativity of Coney Island's residents and friends. Beloff will be discussing the exhibition and guiding tours. July 12, 4pm - 7pm. Click here for further info (pdf document)
The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society And Its Circle 1926 1972
Sunday, July 12th
at the Coney Island Museum
located at 1208 Surf Ave.
The Dreamland exhibit runs from July 11, 2009 - March 21, 2010