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FREUD MUSEUM LONDON

20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 5SX
020 7435 2002

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MARIE-LOUISE VON MOTESICZKY : PAINTING THE PSYCHOANALYST
Sep 12, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm talk/event
Join us for an evening marking the generous gift to the Freud Museum London of the ‘Psychoanalyst’ a painting by artist Marie-Louise von Motesiczky from the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, with a drinks reception followed by a talk by art historian, Ines Schlenker.
 
Born into a prominent Jewish family in Vienna in 1906, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky left Austria the day after the Anschluss and eventually settled in London. This talk traces her artistic career – from promising beginnings to the struggle of rebuilding a reputation in exile – and explores the Motesiczky family’s numerous connections with psychoanalysis.
 
Ines Schlenker is an independent art historian with a special interest in National Socialist, degenerate and émigré art. She wrote the catalogue raisonné of Marie-Louise von Motesiczky’s paintings, published in 2009, and co-edited the painter’s correspondence with the writer Elias Canetti. Her book on the artist Milein Cosman will be published later this year.
 
Part of an exciting series of events which coincide with the exhibition Leaving Today: the Freuds in Exile 1938, on display from 18 July – 30 September 2018.
 
The exhibition includes the first public display of the Psychoanalyst. The Museum is very pleased to add this painting from one of ‘Austria’s most important 20th-century painters’ to its collections.
Full Price £12
Friend of the Museum £9
Concession £9
 
Advanced booking required.

Click to enlargeFREUD, DALÍ, AND THE METAMORPHOSIS OF NARCISSUS
Oct 3, 2018 - Feb 24, 2019
Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dalí are two of the most significant and influential figures of the twentieth century. Dalí was a passionate admirer of the father of psychoanalysis and finally met him in London on July 19th 1938. This year 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of this event.
 
A new exhibition at the Freud Museum will explore the connection between the two men, starting from their one meeting, to which Dalí brought his recently completed painting The Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

DAWN ADES IN CONVERSATION WITH DARIAN LEADER
Oct 17, 2018 7:00pm talk/event
Join distinguished art historian and curator, Dawn Ades as she discusses her latest exhibition ‘Freud, Dali and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus’ with psychoanalyst Darian Leader.
 
Dalí was a passionate admirer of the father of psychoanalysis and finally met him in London on July 19th 1938. This year marks the 80th anniversary of this event. A new exhibition at the Freud Museum will explore the connection between the two men, starting from their one meeting, to which Dalí brought his recently completed painting The Metamorphosis of Narcissus.
 
The painting, on loan from the Tate, will be the central point in the exhibition for an exploration of the extensive influence of Freud on Dalí and on Surrealism. Also considered will be Freud’s own attitude to painting, illuminated by his response to this encounter with Dalí.
 
Part of an exciting series of talks and events which coincide with ‘Freud, Dali and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus’ on display the Museum from 3 October 2018 – 24 February 2019.
£10/12
www.freud.org.uk/event/curators-talk-dawn-ades-in-conversation-with-darian-leader/

MAGIC, MYTH AND MADNESS
Oct 31, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm talk/event
The surrealist movement began shortly after the end of World War I. It aimed to liberate the individual from the constraints of bourgeois morality and thus cause revolutionary change in society. The early years of the movement were characterised by an emphasis on Marxist politics and psychoanalytical theory. Freudian theories about hysteria, dream symbolism, psychosexual imagery and the uncanny were used by surrealists to create haunting and provocative works of art. Freud’s use of myth to explain aspects of the psyche and his concept of the ‘omnipotence of thought’ opened doors for the surrealists to conduct their own explorations of magic and mythology. From the 1930s onwards, the surrealists became increasingly engaged with mythological themes and the hidden, symbolic language of magic and occult philosophy which is expressed through a wide range of works by artists such as Max Ernst, André Masson and Salvador Dalí.
 
In this presentation, Nadia Choucha analyses and compares the creative strategies of surrealist artists and writers whose work combined elements of occult symbolism with psychoanalytical and mythological themes. They aimed to reveal the secrets of the unconscious and create a ‘new myth’ for their time and, in doing so, they redefined the role of the artist as magician and the purpose of art as a means towards self-knowledge, transformation and illumination.
 
Part of an exciting series of talks and events which coincide with ‘Freud, Dali and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus’ on display the Museum from 3 October 2018 – 24 February 2019.
 
Nadia Choucha has degrees from the University of Edinburgh and King’s College London. Her book Surrealism and the Occult was published by Mandrake, Oxford in 1991 (2nd edition, 2016). She is based in London where she works for an academic research institute and is also an independent scholar and member of ESSWE (European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism).
£12 - £15
Tickets can be purchased online: www.freud.org.uk/event/magic-myth-and-madness-occult-and-psychoanalytical-theory-in-the-art-of-surrealism-nadia-choucha/

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