An exhibition inspired by dreams, the unconscious and aspects of Sigmund and Anna Freud’s lives and theories, by 60 printmaking artists associated with the studio East London Printmakers.
The works on show will consist of 2D prints, installation, sculpture, moving image, artist books and printed textiles, many of which will be woven into the permanent display of the Freud Museum.
Click on the artists names below to listen to their exclusive interviews by Judith Symons, psychotherapist and fellow ‘Dreams’ artist.
The exhibits include prints by Marcelle Hanselaar, Fabio Coruzzi, Chris Pig, Wuon Gean Ho (Printmaker’s Council Prize UK 2009), Katie Jones (Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Award 2010), Sumi Perera (Best Overall Book Prize and the Portnall Award, Society of Bookbinders 2009) and guest artists Gavin Turk and Dexter Dalwood. Works can be purchased.
Artistic coordination: Katja Rosenberg and Steve Edwards.
“I have always thought of making art as a form of wakeful dreaming, as a process that does not answer to the rigid formulas of the logician but to the emotional truths peculiar to each artist.” Excerpt from an accompanying essay by Siri Hustvedt
East London Printmakers (ELP) is a group of contemporary artist-printmakers based in Hackney. ELP manage a spacious and modern printmaking studio, which provides an open access facility for printmakers, and run workshops, residencies and educational programmes for its members and the general public.
The group has exhibited in the V&A Museum of Childhood, Bankside Gallery, the Tea Building, the Princes Foundation, London’s City Hall [Space] Gallery and Spike Island in Bristol and has also travelled shows to Germany, France and Italy. An exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum is in the planning. Ever interested in further exploring traditional and modern printmaking techniques as an art form, East London Printmakers are always interested in meeting other groups and artists for artistic exchange and collaboration. Exhibiting at the Freud Museum London is a fantastic opportunity for the artists to experiment with 3D objects and installation as well as print on paper and exhibiting work in situ.
Wuon Gean Ho