Freud on the Couch: Psyche in the Book
April 20 - June 30
FREUD ON THE COUCH: PSYCHE IN THE BOOK
April 20 – June 20, 2018
Organized by Susanne Padberg, Galerie Druck & Buch, Vienna
It is striking how many psychoanalytic concepts he discovered and named; they can be found as source material or catalysts in contemporary bookart, such as:
Wish – Dream – Ego – Id – Memory – The Unconscious – The Oedipus Complex – Fixation – multiple personalities – (Victorian repression of) sexuality – Libido – Death Drive — and so on.
In addition, the many techniques he developed, such as the use of free association, parapraxis, and his discovery of transference & countertransference are aspects in the analytic process as well as potent inspirations for artistic work. The works in this show are based specifically on these concepts and theories.
Support for the Center for Book Arts’ Visual Arts Program is provided, in part, by the New York State Council for the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs of the city of New York in partnership with the City Council, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.