The Freud Museum

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19 November 2013
7pm - exhibition viewing from 6pm

Freud's Antigone: The Legacy of Anna Freud

Analyst, curator and artist panel discussion - Nick Midgley, Dawn Kemp and Bettina von Zwehl

Anna Freud, through her pioneering work in child psychoanalysis and child development was one of the most influential women of the 20th century yet her life and work are often obscured by the genius of her father, Sigmund Freud. How can her legacy be better understood?

Nick Midgley is a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist at the Anna Freud Centre, London, and Course Director for the MSc in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice at UCL. He is the author of 'Reading Anna Freud', published by Routledge / the New Library of Psychoanalysis in 2013.

Dawn Kemp is the Acting Director of The Freud Museum London, and Curator of 'Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors.

Bettina von Zwehl (born Munich, 1971) has built an international reputation for her subtle, distinctive photographic portraits. As her practice has developed, she has continued to seek out different ways of exploring the form; from her early works, most often defined by the exacting conditions she imposed on her subjects, to her most recent projects which reprise the tradition of the painted portrait miniature. Her ongoing pre-occupation with the miniature, and its lesser-known C18th sub-genre, the eye miniature, was inspired during her six months as Artist in Residence at the Victoria & Albert Museum in 2011. Bettina is currently working on the Anna Freud Project as part of her artist residency at the Freud Museum.

Part of a season of performances, talks, films and events accompanying the exhibition 'Mad, Bad and Sad: Women and the Mind Doctors', 10 October 2013 - 2 February 2014.

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