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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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WUNDERBLOCK : EMMA SMITH
Mar 6 - May 26, 2019 FINAL WEEK
Wunderblock is an exhibition of new work by artist Emma Smith, drawing on original historical research into the post-war fascination with the infant mind.

READING/WRITING KLEPTOMANIA: IN ART AND FEMINISM
May 8 - Jul 10, 2019 to 12:00am talk/event
Kleptomania is an impulse control disorder defined by compulsive bouts of stealing: either worthless items, or things that can be easily paid for.
Like hysteria, it was first medicalized as a condition in the nineteenth century, and like hysteria, it was seen as a ‘feminine’ disease. This ‘reading/writing’ group will meet for 5 sessions to read critical and fictional texts engaged with histories and practices of kleptomania, in art and everyday life. We will consider the feminist potential of the kleptomaniac. We will practice and share ‘kleptomaniac’ writing. We will steal.
 
The sessions take place on Wednesdays, 2-4.30pm on the following dates:
 
8 May
22 May
5 June
26 June
10 July
The ticket price is for the full course, not individual sessions.
 
Alice Butler is a writer and academic based in London. She is currently the Freud Museum Writer in Residence, where she is working on kleptomania and feminist art. Her art writing has been published in frieze, Cabinet and Art Monthly, amongst other publications.
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ART ON THE COUCH
May 9, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm talk/event
As part of London Craft Week 2019, the Freud Museum will be inviting artists Christie Brown and Barnaby Barford to explore the creative process in the production of their work, chaired by psychoanalyst Lesley Caldwell.
 
Both artists have formerly exhibited their work at the Freud Museum. Christie Brown’s solo exhibition in 2012-2013 entitled DreamWork was comprised of ceramic figures that responded to Sigmund Freud’s own collection of antiquities. Barnaby Barford contributed to a major in-house exhibition in 2018, Leaving Today: the Freuds in Exile 1938, where he produced a series of artworks with young survivors living in exile in London.
 
London Craft Week (8-12 May 2019) 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.
 
The Freud Museum’s participation aims to offer an interesting and unique contribution to the London Craft Week agenda, demonstrating the application of psychoanalysis to artistic creation. The Museum has an impressive repertoire of site-responsive exhibitions held in its unique space throughout its 33-year history.
11 - 13
 
Tickets can be booked via the event website:
www.freud.org.uk/event/art-on-the-couch-the-creative-process-of-the-artist/

Click to enlargeTHE ENIGMA OF THE HOUR : 100 YEARS OF PSYCHOANALYTIC THOUGHT
Jun 6 - Aug 4, 2019
This exhibition presents archival material touching on the origins and life of The International Journal of Psychoanalysis alongside contemporary artworks, bringing together themes central to both psychoanalysis and art: translation, transformation, temporality, the unconscious, metaphor and dreams. The artworks address these ideas, creating a conversation that reverberates throughout the evocative rooms of the Freud Museum.
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