Child soldier 1, etching/aquatint chine-collé, 2014 © Marcelle Hanselaar
Middle Eastern Scream, 2011, Fired clay, paint, Ibex horns © Jane McAdam Freud
The Spectre, 2005, animation still, © Alke Schmidt
Martin Adams Boys' Toys
Audience #20, Fabio Coruzzi
Martin, Ernst and Sigmund Freud, 1916 © Freud Museum London
6 August 2014 - 19 October 2014
On the anniversary of the onset of World War One, this exhibition revisits the little known correspondence between Einstein and Freud on the subject of war and the possibility of avoiding it.
Themes of propaganda, disillusionment, the 'pleasure of war' and the psychological aspects of conflict are explored, not only through Freud’s writings, but also through contemporary art and poetry.
The exhibition also reflects on the Freud family’s experience of war, when three sons served on the front line, while the family waited anxiously for them, enduring considerable hardship at home.
Politicians, journalists and academics will be giving their thoughts and visitors too will have the opportunity to add their answers to Einstein’s enduring question: ‘Is there any way of delivering mankind from the menace of war?’
Jane McAdam Freud
Year 6 pupils from Griffin Primary School, Wandsworth
See a selection of their exhibited works here.
Contributors of written statements include Sebastian Faulks, Clare Short, Edgar Jones, Ben Griffin and others.
Contributors of poems by members of the Young Poets' Network, sponsored by The Poetry Society.
Jane McAdam Freud has an exhibition, Dance of Disproval/War Works at the London Jewish Cultural Centre 23 Oct - 12 November 2014.