Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture features vintage
photographs, prints, manuscripts and first editions. Also displayed
are home movies of Freud and objects from his study and consulting
room--including materials from his desk, the chair in which he
sat when listening to patients, a model of his consulting couch,
and pieces from his own collection of antiquities. Selected film
and television clips, and materials from newspapers, magazines
and comic books are interwoven throughout the exhibition to highlight
the pervasive influence of psychoanalysis on popular culture.
Exhibit items are drawn largely from the collections of the Library
of Congress, supplemented with loans from other important holdings,
especially those of the Sigmund Freud-Museum in Vienna, and the
Freud Museum in London.
Dates and Venues
October 15, 1998-January 16, 1999
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
April 18, 1999-September 12, 1999
Jewish Museum, New York
October 21, 1999-February 6, 2000
Sigmund Freud-Museum, Vienna
Austrian National Library, Vienna
April 4, 2000-July 25, 2000
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles
sponsored by the Getty Trust
and the Skirball Cultural Center
October 10, 2000- January 7, 2001
Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, São
February 7, 2001 - March 18, 2001
Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 3 - December 9, 2001
Field Museum, Chicago
May 25 - September 27, 2002
The Jewish Diaspora Museum,
Tel Aviv, Israel
All dates subject to change
The exhibition explores Freudís strategies for understanding both the
individual and society through the distorted expressions of concealed
and conflicting desires. The physical exhibition is composed of three
major sections: Section One: Formative Years begins in late nineteenth-century
Vienna, the milieu of Freudís early professional development. Section
Two: The Individual: Therapy and Theory examines key psychoanalytic
concepts and how Freud used them in some of his most famous cases. Section
Three: From the Individual to Society focuses on the diffusion of
psychoanalytic ideas, and Freudís speculations about the origins of
society, the social functions of religion and art, and how crises reveal
fundamental aspects of human nature. Throughout the exhibition words
and image--often contentious, sometimes humorous--attest to the impact
of Freudís ideas on the twentieth century.
The Freud Museum
20 Maresfield Gardens
London NW3 5SX
Telephone: 0171 435 2002
Fax: 0171 431 5452
It was in this house that Sigmund Freud spent the last year of his
life. The same working environment as he had in Vienna was recreated
in this house. The study was kept in tact after Freud's death and contains
the original analytic couch brought from Berggasse 19. This room is
also filled with antiquities from ancient cultures whose importance
is evident in Freud's use of archaeology as a metaphor for psychoanalysis.
The preserved library contains all the books he chose to bring with
him from Vienna. This museum, the site in which Freud completed his
life and work, offers a unique insight into the foundation of psychoanalysis.
Sigmund Freud Museum
Telephone: +43-1-319 15 96
Fax: +43-1-317 02 79
This is where Sigmund Freud lived and worked from 1891 until 1938.
In this house Freud wrote his Interpretation of Dreams, his case histories
and his works on the theory of culture. The former consulting rooms
were turned into exhibition rooms with the original furniture of the
waiting room and exhibits documenting Freud's life and work. A selection
of his antiquities collection, autographs, first editions of his works
and personal possessions provide insights into Freud's biography, his
cultural environment and the beginnings of psychoanalysis.
Freud: Conflict and Culture presents a fascinating
spectrum of views on one of the most influential figures of the
modern age. This companion volume, meant to reflect the lively
and eclectic spirit of the show, is a gathering of variously challenging,
erudite, and amusing essays by scholars, critics, and writers.
Grouped into four broad parts, the essays exemplify the diversity
of approaches to Freudian theory and psychoanalysis. "Freud Writing
and Working" concentrates on the sources he drew upon, his writing,
rhetoric, and work habits. The pieces in "Interpretation, Suggestion,
and Agency" deal with the evolution of Freud's theories and technique.
"Absorption and Diffusion" concerns the spread of psychoanalysis,
its reception, and its effects on our culture. "Contested Legacies"
presents a variety of perspectives on what Freud has left to our
time, and the conflicts resulting from our shifting conceptions
of gender, the mind, and science.
Author Biography: Michael S. Roth is Associate Director
of the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the
Humanities. His books include Psycho-Analysis as History:
Negation and Freedom in Freud and The Ironist's Cage:
Memory, Trauma and the Construction of History.
The volume contains 16 pages of photographs.
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