THE ENIGMA OF THE HOUR, 100 YEARS OF PSYCHOANALYTIC THOUGHT
The International Journal of Psychoanalysis Exhibition
FREUD MUSEUM LONDON, JUNE/SEPTEMBER 2019
To coincide with the centenary of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis and the 80th anniversary of Freud’s death, an exhibition will take place at the Freud Museum, the house Freud moved to after arriving in London in 1938. The exhibition aims to present archival material around specific themes which touch on the origins and life of the international journal alongside contemporary artworks. Themes central to psychoanalysis and art; temporality, translation, transformation, the unconscious, metaphor, dreams, will emerge from the material and reverberate in an artistic exploration of these themes. Also explored in the archival presentation will be the hidden role of women in the early years of psychoanalysis.
Curated by Simon Moretti in collaboration with Goshka Macuga and Dana Birksted-Breen, the exhibition will include new commissions by artists Goshka Macuga and Simon Moretti made in response to themes and archives chosen as a focus for the exhibition and bringing to the fore the relevance of psychoanalytic processes today, as well as works by other invited artists. The Museum itself will also be a key inspiration to the artists and will provide an evocative backdrop to developments over the 100 years since the Journal was founded under the direction of Sigmund Freud. Contemporary artists Goshka Macuga (UK/Poland, a nominee for the Turner Prize in 2008) and Simon Moretti (UK/Italy) will collaborate with an international research group composed of psychoanalysts from Germany, Austria, the USA, Israel, and the UK, led by the Journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Dana Birksted-Breen.
The Exhibition will be accompanied by a special public programme of talks, an evening in conversation with the artist, a new book and a digital platform.
Tickets will be sold by The Freud Museum London