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FREUD MUSEUM LONDON

20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SX
020 7435 2002

www.freud.org.uk
info@freud.org.uk

Wed-Sun 12-5. Admission: 9 Adults, 7 Concessions,4 aged 12-16, under 12s FREE

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BEYOND THE WHITE CUBE : ARTISTS INTERVENTIONS AT THE FREUD MUSEUM
Apr 22, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm talk/event
This half-day symposium uses Paul Coldwell’s current exhibition at the Freud Museum, Temporarily Accessioned: Freud’s Coat Revisited as a starting point to explore artistic interventions inside and outside the Freud Museum.
The Freud Museum is the antithesis to the concept of ‘the white cube’, a space stripped of references wherein artworks can be viewed without distraction. Here the artist has to fight for space and compete with an environment not only rich in material possessions, but also in the stories that it fosters. This symposium considers ways that artists and curators have approached this challenge and how increasingly, digital media has become part of an artist’s studio practice.
35/25
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PROJECTIONS: MARILYN MONROE'S ONSCREEN PERSONA
Apr 16 - 30, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Three Week Evening Course
 
Norma Jeane Baker transformed into Marilyn Monroe inside Hollywood’s ravenous glare. She began her entertainment career as a pinup model and soon secured her place as a bona fide international movie star. The ever-luminous Marilyn stole every scene she appeared in; many cinema scholars equate Monroe with the essence of the art form itself, due to the magic she invariably conjured up on the silver screen.
 
In this new PROJECTIONS series, we will examine the creation of Marilyn Monroe’s onscreen persona, and the psychological underpinnings that shaped not only how she projected herself, but also the ways in which film audiences continue to respond to her. We will consider the symbolism contained in Marilyn’s most famous film characters within three categories: the origins of her celebrity, the establishment of her icon, and a burning desire to disrupt widespread perceptions of who she was.
Full price: 60
Friends of the Museum: 45
Students/concessions: 45
 
Advance booking essential.
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SOLITARY PLEASURES : VARIOUS ARTISTS
Apr 18 - May 13, 2018
Sigmund Freud famously described masturbation as the first or ‘primal’ addiction. Solitary Pleasures interrogates and investigates masturbation, and the eroticism, desire, and gratification associated with it, not just as an isolated or solitary ‘vice’, but as a pleasure that’s mutual; shared between couples, lovers, and strangers in ways that redefine erotic possibilities.
 
The exhibition includes work by Shannon Bell, VALIE EXPORT, Chantal Faust, Jordan McKenzie, Annie Sprinkle, Emma Talbot, and Michelle Williams Gamaker. Together, they tell the human story, both ancient and modern, of our complex sexual, erotic, and intimate encounters with ourselves and others by way of masturbation as an all-inclusive - gay, lesbian, heterosexual, bisexual, trans, queer, + - practice.
 
Solitary Pleasures challenges social taboos and contributes to the arts, sex education, and sexual health and wellbeing agenda by generating original, wide-ranging dialogues on this topic central to gender, sexuality, eroticism and mental health that will stimulate debate.

SOLITARY PLEASURES
Apr 18 - May 13, 2018
Curated by Dr. Marquard Smith
 
Sigmund Freud famously described masturbation as the first or ‘primal’ addiction. Solitary Pleasures interrogates and investigates masturbation, and the eroticism, desire, and gratification associated with it, not just as an isolated or solitary ‘vice’, but as a pleasure that’s mutual; shared between couples, lovers, and strangers in ways that redefine desire and eroticism's possibilities.
 
The exhibition includes work by Shannon Bell, VALIE EXPORT, Chantal Faust, Jordan McKenzie, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, Emma Talbot, and Michelle Williams Gamaker. Together, they tell the human story, both ancient and modern, of our complex sexual, erotic, and intimate encounters with ourselves and others by way of masturbation as an all-inclusive - gay, lesbian, heterosexual, bisexual, trans, queer, + - practice.

SOLITARY PLEASURES IN ART AND PSYCHOANALYSIS
Apr 28, 2018 9:30am - 5:30pm talk/event
A day-long conference to accompany Solitary Pleasures, a group exhibition that investigates a significant topic in the psychology of sexuality and eroticism: masturbation.
 
CONFERENCE THEMES:
Making – masturbation in creativity and art practice
Educating – masturbation in sexual health and wellbeing
Talking – masturbation in clinical practice
 
Contributors include
Professor David Bennett (U. of Melbourne), Dr Sean Curran (Sutton House), Dr Chantal Faust (artist, RCA), Sarah Forbes (former Curator of the Sex Museum), Professor Johnny Golding (RCA), Natika Halil (Chief Executive, Family Planning Association), Jordan McKenzie (artist, UAL), David Morgan (clinician), Professor Michael Newman (Goldsmiths), Professor Adrian Rifkin (CSM), Florence Schechter (The Vagina Museum), Dr Marquard Smith (UCL IoE), and Dr Esther Teichmann (LCC).
Full Price: 65
Students and Concessions: 45
5 discount for members of the Freud Museum, and staff and students of the Royal College of Art and UCL.
 
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ART MACABRE: SOLITARY PLEASURES SKETCHING SALON
May 9, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Explore and draw the theme of masturbation, eroticism, desire and fantasy after hours within the Freud Museum. Nude figures will pose throughout the museum's domestic settings, celebrating and challenging our perceptions of the theme of self-pleasure, diverse sexualities and sexual health. Art Macabre invites you to examine, through your illustrations and mark making, our complex sexual, erotic and intimate encounters with ourselves. Capture unique snapshots of intimate moments as our model tableaux give playful private moments a public platform to be observed and sketched.
 
There will be the opportunity to also enjoy the Solitary Pleasures exhibition featuring work by artists Shannon Bell, VALIE EXPORT, Chantal Faust, Antony Gormley, Jordan McKenzie, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, Emma Talbot, and Michelle Williams Gamaker.
 
This life drawing salon is suitable for all levels of experience..
 
All paper and drawing materials included.
Please note: this event is for adults over 18.
Tickets 20
 
Advance booking essential
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FREUD'S FABRICS: CURATOR'S TOUR OF THE FREUD MUSEUM'S TEXTILES
May 10, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm talk/event
London Craft Week (9-13 May 2018) is an annual event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands.
 
As part of this year's London Craft Week, Freud Museum curator, Bryony Davies will be taking an exclusive tour of the significant textile pieces of the collection, including Freud's coat, Anna Freud's weaving loom, and the famous Freudian psychoanalytic couch and the q'ashqai rug that rests upon it. The evening will also include an introduction to the Freud Museum by director, Carol Seigel.
 
The Freud Museum's participation offers an interesting and unique contribution to the London Craft Week agenda, delving into this one-of-a-kind collection, and the life and work of Sigmund Freud, founder of the psychoanalysis, and his daugher Anna Freud, a pioneer in child psychoanalysis - both former residents of 20 Maresfield Gardens.
 
A glass of wine will be available for all attendees upon arrival.
BOOKING:
 
Full Price 10
Friend of the Museum 8
Student with valid ID 8
 
Advanced booking required.
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Click to enlargeFAY BALLARD AND JUDY GOLDHILL: BREATHE
May 16 - Jul 18, 2018
Curated by Caroline Garland, psychoanalyst
 
BREATHE presents two thought-provoking contemporary artists, Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill, who both explore the central theme of parental loss throughout their practice.
 
Breath, and the act of breathing, permeate the work of both artists, consciously and unconsciously, referencing not only personal loss, but also life as a creative force - Fay through drawing; Judy through photography, film and artist’s books.
 
This exhibition examines the work of these two captivating artists as an excavation into their traumatic losses, and considers the reparative function of personal, and wider, creativity.

FREUD/LYNCH: BEHIND THE CURTAIN
May 26 - 27, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm talk/event
A 2-day conference exploring the cinema of David Lynch through a psychoanalytic lens.
 
The films of David Lynch are sometimes said to be unintelligible. They confront us with strange dreamscapes populated with bizarre characters, obscure symbols and an infuriating lack of narrative consistency. Yet despite their opacity, they hold us transfixed.
 
Lynch, who once told an interviewer “I love dream logic,” would surely agree with Sigmund Freud’s famous claim that “before the problem of the creative artist, psychoanalysis must lay down its arms.” But what else do the two agree on?
 
Freud/Lynch: Behind the Curtain takes as its point of departure that Lynch’s work is not so much unintelligible as ‘uncanny,’ revealing what Todd McGowan has termed “the bizarre nature of normality” – and the everydayness of what we take to be strange.
 
This conference invites psychoanalysts, scholars and cinephiles to reflect on these Lynchian enigmas. What do we mean by ‘Lynchian’? Beyond the apparent incoherence of his films, are there hidden logics at play? Are Lynch and Freud in alignment? And what light can psychoanalysis shed on the Lynchian uncanny?
 
LOCATION:
Rio Cinema
107 Kingsland High Street
London
E8 2PB
BOOKING:
Early bird tickets until 2 April 55 – 85
Advance booking required
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/freudlynch-behind-the-curtain-tickets-43714320710
 
A limited number of bursary places are available for those under financial hardship at 20/day.
Apply for a bursary place
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DRAWING WORKSHOP FOR THE BEREAVED: A 'BREATHE' EXHIBITION EVENT
May 27, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm talk/event
In collaboration with Grief Encounter, this workshop has been specifically devised for the adult bereaved. Led by Grief Encounter, Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill will introduce their work, and then participants will be encouraged to draw a personal belonging which they have brought along with them.
 
All materials will be provided. Participants are requested to bring a personal object with them.
 
The workshop will be for 12 adults, so early booking is advised.
 
This workshop is part of a series of events coinciding with Breathe, an exhibition by Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill on display at the Freud Museum London 16 May - 18 July 2018
Adult: 20
Friends of the Museum: 15
Student/concessions: 15
 
Advance booking essential.
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'TWO ARTISTS AND TRAUMATIC LOSS', WITH CAROLINE GARLAND
Jun 5, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
Breathe - Talks Series: On Loss and Creativity
 
The works in the Breathe exhibition are by two women, each of whom lost a parent - a crucial figure - at a very early age. Those losses, and their sequelae, form the focus of the works we have together chosen to exhibit. It is an appropriate choice for the Freud Museum, since intimate relationships, and the exigencies of their loss are central to Freud’s work, and to the subsequent development of psychoanalysis. In this talk, Caroline Garland will explore how the work shown in the exhibition and the topic of traumatic loss can be understood from a psychoanalytic point of view; how the psychological capacity involved in making art is connected with loss and the mourning of that loss.
 
Caroline Garland is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and founder of the Unit for the Study of Trauma and Its Aftermath in the Adult Department of the Tavistock Clinic. Caroline also initiated and curated the Tavistock’s own art collection. She is herself an award-winning and published poet (aka Beatrice Garland). In 2001, she won the National Poetry Prize. She took part in ‘Loss and Recovery: Conversation between Poets and Psychotherapists’, a symposium at the Freud Museum held in 2013. Caroline has published and broadcast widely, including being one of the lead clinicians in the ground-breaking BBC television series on the Tavistock Clinic, ‘Talking Cure’.
 
The series will be chaired by Jon Stokes, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Senior Fellow Oxford University; former Chair, Adult Department Tavistock Clinic.
Full price: 10
Friends of the Freud Museum: 7
Students/concessions: 7
 
Advance booking highly recommended.
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DRAWING WORKSHOP FOR THE BEREAVED: CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Jun 10, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm talk/event
A 'Breathe' Exhibition Event
In collaboration with Grief Encounter, this workshop has been specifically devised for bereaved children & young people. Led by child grief specialist Shelley Gilbert, artists Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill will introduce their work, and then participants will be encouraged to draw a personal belonging which they have brought along with them.
 
The workshop will be for 12 children, with an accompanying adult who is also encouraged to participate.
 
All materials will be provided. Participants are requested to bring a personal object with them.
 
This workshop is part of a series of events which coincide with Breathe, an exhibition by Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill on display at the Freud Museum London 16 May - 18 July 2018
Adult full price: 20
Adult Friends of the Museum and concessions: 15
 
Advance booking essential.
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'I SAW THE SPRING RETURN: ON WORDSWORTH AND LOSS'
Jun 12, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
With Ronald Britton
 
Breathe - Talks Series: On Loss and Creativity
 
This is the second in the series of talks 'On Loss and Creativity', which coincide with the exhibition Breathe by artists Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill.
 
Ronald Britton's work is characterised by his preoccupation with truth; with what is real, and how we know this. His answer follows Keats, ‘nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced’ and his contributions follow from this. In his book ‘Belief and Imagination’ he examines the relationship between psychic reality and fictional writing, and the ways in which belief, imagination and reality are explored in the works of Wordsworth, Rilke, Milton and Blake. He explores questions such as the status of phantasies in an individual’s mind - are they facts or possibilities? How the notions of objectivity and subjectivity are interrelated and have their origins in the Oedipal triangle. How phantasies which are held to be products of the imagination, can be accounted for in psychoanalytic terms.
 
Ronald Britton is a training and supervising analyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society. He first trained as a doctor, and as a child psychiatrist was Chair of the Department of Children and Parents at the Tavistock Clinic, where he was involved in treatment of deprived children and their parents. This experience was influential to his psychoanalytic thinking where he maintains the importance of ‘childhood’ as a formative experience. His theoretical background is that of Freud, Klein and post-Kleinians. Additionally, he brings his own wide interests, including philosophy, theology, science, and particularly, his passion for poetry, which he uses as a basis for psychological understanding. Arguably, it is from the last that his most original contribution was inspired, namely his psychoanalytic understanding of the source of inspiration: the imagination.
 
The series will be chaired by Jon Stokes, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Senior Fellow Oxford University; former Chair, Adult Department Tavistock Clinic.
Full price: 10
Friends of the Museum: 7
Students/Concessions: 7
 
Advance booking highly recommended
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