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SPRING 2015 (TBC)

Psychoanalysis between the Artist, Artwork, and Spectator

The IRISH INSTITUTE OF PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

107 LOWER BAGGOT STREET, DUBLIN 2


The philosophical antagonism towards psychoanalysis is one of the main reasons for its continued pervasiveness in culture. Michel Foucault placed it top-shelf in his 'bio-power' category, labeling it a seductive and dangerous social 'discipline’. However, reading between the lines it is the relentless criticism of the repressed and sexualised unconscious posited by Sigmund Freud that has helped modify such an adaptive theoretical organism in the host of culture. Furthermore, the antagonism between the theorists within the psychoanalytical tradition itself has attributed to a complex house of theories and argumentation that goes beyond the psychological cliches that we lazily associate with psychoanalytic practice.


In this workshop, James Merrigan (artist and art critic) will look at the intersubjective connections between the artist and spectator, idea and image of modernist and postmodernist art through the theoretical lens of psychoanalysis. The workshop will be spread over four classes. Participants will be asked to read prescribed texts prior to each class, which will be discussed and then expanded upon with the use of videos that model contemporary art practice and theory in relation to psychoanalysis.


Seminar Series  Fee: €145    

Bookings made to:  art@billionjournal.com

Booking Form: click here

TOP ~ from left: Mike Kelley, Cindy Sherman, Ryan Trecartin, Matthew Barney, Ed Atkins

BOTTOM ~ from left: Michel Foucault, Carl Jung, Jacques Lacan, Sigmund Freud, Gilles Deleuze, Donald Kuspit


PSYCHOANALYSIS + ART.

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