Sigmund Freud and Aspects of Psychoanalysis in Contemporary Book Art
January 19, 2018 - March 31, 2018
SIGMUND FREUD AND ASPECTS OF PSYCHOANALYSIS IN CONTEMPORARY BOOK ART
April 20 – June 20, 2018
Organized by Susanne Padber, 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.