This book presentation is devoted to the newly translated and annotated English edition of Freud’s 1905 Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality (Verso, 2016).
In Freud and Culture, we explore the representations of society and culture that Freud developed in the course of his work and we shall distinguish two periods.
Analytic psychotherapist and art historian, Robert Snell joins us to discuss his forthcoming book, Portraits of the Insane: Theodore Gericault and the Subject of Psychotherapy.
The present conference is entirely devoted to Wagner’s final masterpiece, Parsifal, and explores whether this sublime, troubling and contentious work prefigures psychoanalytic insight or resists psychoanalytic interpretation.
The Journeys of Anna Freud's Alpine Furniture in conjunction with the Austrian Cultural Forum
How and why did Freud's interest in Greek myth emerge out of the obscene sexual Latin of Richard von Krafft-Ebing's 1886 book Psychopathia Sexualis, the most famous work of sexology in the nineteenth century?
Building on research from my recent book Art and the Home: Comfort, Alienation and the Everyday, this talk will consider how post-war sculptors have addressed ideas of the domestic uncanny.
Lament is a new publication by Art/Books, which features two series of images by artist Bettina von Zwehl with new writing by psychoanalyst Josh Cohen. Cohen’s two texts are interwoven amongst the images, one a critical reflection on light and shadow, the other a poetic tale inspired by the torn photographs.
'Soul Machine' takes us back to the origins of modernity, a time when a crisis in religious authority and the scientific revolution led to searching questions about the nature of human inner life. This is the story of how a new concept-the mind-emerged as a potential solution, one that was part soul and part machine, but fully neither.
The afternoon will be led by Esther Dreifuss-Kattan, psychoanalyst, art therapist and artist, and author of a new book Art and Mourning: The role of creativity in healing trauma and loss. The afternoon will feature conversations with Jane McAdam Freud, Jeremy Gavron and Fay Ballard, who will each explore how their own losses and trauma has informed and influenced their work. Esther Dreifuss-Kattan’s own work will be on display in the Museum over the weekend of 21/22 May.