Mind Carnival

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Mind Carnival

April 1, 2020 - May 10, 2020

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Mind Carnival is an installation of works by David Deakin. The exhibition opens at Da Vinci Art Alliance in Galleries 1&2 on April 1st. There is no public reception for this exhibition, as it is an experience meant for isolated contemplation. The show will be on view at DVAA gallery hours through its installment; Thursday – Sunday 12-5pm.

Mind Carnival combines conceptual art foundations with narrative text and appropriated cultural iconography in an aesthetic pursuit of investigation. David Deakin, artisan and visual philosopher, uses cultural symbols and historical analysis to convey the effects of prevailing socio-political powers on the human mind. Using his work to infiltrate the social realm, David Deakin communicates lines of thought through image experimentation and experiential manipulation. Extending beyond the neoliberal capitalist economic model, Mind Carnival envisions a marriage of the arts and science to provide an expansion of our collective vision of the world. 

As a result of two years of planning, this 5 week long exhibition emerges alongside an ambitious new trajectory for DVAA. Colliding narrative, history, machines, technology and new media, Mind Carnival embodies the transdisciplinary practices of our namesake, Leonardo da Vinci. Mind Carnival illuminates David Deakin’s determination and exemplifies curatorial diligence, creating extraordinary versions of the ordinary and giving tangible form to feelings and the unknown. We at Da Vinci Art Alliance are extremely honored to present this body of work and await its promise to refresh our vision of seeing the world.


Da Vinci Art Alliance
704 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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