Art of Psychiatry Society

Maria Walsh author of ‘Art and Psychoanalysis’ speaker meeting 24 September
August 9, 2013, 10:34 am
Filed under: Art

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Unfortunately this event is cancelled but will be rescheduled for later in the year.

Our next event is David O’Flynn speaking about the Adamson Collection 22 October


Tuesday 24 September 2013 6pm Institute of Psychiatry

Speaker meeting: Maria Walsh talks about her book Art and Psychoanalysis

In Art and Psychoanalysis Maria Walsh investigates how psychoanalysis has been an invaluable resource for artists, art critics and historians throughout the twentieth century.  Artists as varied as Max Ernst, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman and Marina Abramovic can be examined with the benefit of psychoanalytic thinking, and contemporary critics use psychoanalytic concepts as tools to understand how meaning operates.    Walsh’s argument is that psychoanalysis, like art, is a cultural discourse about the mind in which the authority of discourse itself can be undermined, provoking ambiguity and uncertainty and destabilising identity.

This is a public meeting, all are welcome.

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