Apestraction by Damián Ortega

© Damian Ortega

© Damian Ortega

How to subtract the ape within us? The answer is to be found at the Freud Museum where Apestraction, a solo exhibition by Mexican artist Damián Ortega, is taking place until September 1st. The artist was invited to visit Nigeria with the Gashaka Primate Project in a region where the rarest subspecies of chimpanzees survives. Bringing his artistic talent to a scientific matter, Ortega uncovers what makes us human, casting a light on our thought process, our perception. The location is apropos since the structured approach to the question seems to visually uncover our Freudian psyche.

Damián Ortega, Apestraction, Freud Museum, London through September 1st.

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