Saturday 27 February 2016
Freud Museum London
One of the most intimate aspects of the human subject is the unconscious. This symposium examines the ways in which this material becomes the basis for contemporary art, critical writing and the dynamics of the consulting room. The speakers will provide a number of perspectives on the relationship between gender, the unconscious and intimacy. As well as first hand accounts from contemporary artists there will be a new reading of Marlene Dumas’ intimate art practice. The psychoanalytic process of ‘patient presentation’ will be examined, as well as how the process of being in analysis becomes inadvertently manifest when artists exhibit their work in the Freud Museum.
This symposium is hosted in collaboration with the Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design research project Intimacy Unguarded, which examines the personal as material in contemporary art and writing.
Diana Caine (neuropsychologist)
Denis Echard (psychoanalyst)
Joanne Morra (writer)
Sadie Murdoch (artist)
Griselda Pollock (visual theorist and cultural analyst)
Emma Talbot (artist)
Barbara Visser (artist)
Supported by CSM Art Programme and CSM Research
Image is Emma Talbot’s Writing (2011)