Freud theorized that the duality of human nature emerged from two basic instincts: Eros and Thanatos. He saw in Eros the instinct for life, love and sexuality in its broadest sense, and in Thanatos, the instinct of death, aggression. Eros is the drive toward attraction and reproduction; Thanatos toward repulsion and death. One leads to the reproduction of the species, the other toward its own destruction. Source of inspiration for artists throughout the centuries, this Manicheism maintains a fascination for the contemporary artists who are the basis for this exhibition, in which each one, in his own way, bringing his own experiences, interprets the unavoidable significance or the human condition.
EROS & THANATOS
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