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Freud, Dalí and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus

10/03/2018 - 02/24/2019

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dalí are two of the most significant and influential figures of the twentieth century.
Dalí was a passionate admirer of the father of psychoanalysis and finally met him in London on July 19th 1938. This year 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of this event. A new exhibition at the Freud Museum will explore the connection between the two men, starting from their one meeting, to which Dalí brought his recently completed painting The Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

The painting, on loan from the Tate, will be the central point in the exhibition for an exploration of the extensive influence of Freud on Dalí and on Surrealism. Also considered will be Freud’s own attitude to painting, illuminated by his response to this encounter with Dalí.

Dalí had read The Interpretation of Dreams as an art student in Madrid in the early 1920s. This was, he wrote, “one of the capital discoveries of my life, and I was seized with a real vice of self-interpretation, not only of my dreams but of everything that happened to me.” This passion for self-interpretation took not just visual but also written form. In 1933 Dalí wrote a “psycho-analytical essay”, as he described it, on the famous painting by Jean-François Millet, The Angelus. The essay was eventually published as a book, The Tragic Myth of Millet’s ‘Angelus’. In it, Dalí explores his own obsession with the painting, which he lays out in the form of a Freudian case history.

In 1938, after several attempts, Dalí finally met his hero Freud, newly arrived in London after fleeing from Nazi-occupied Vienna. The meeting was brokered by Stefan Zweig, who was present, together with Dalí’s friend and patron Edward James, who owned The Metamorphosis of Narcissus. Dalí hoped his painting would allow him to engage Freud in a discussion of the psychoanalytical theory of Narcissism and would help him to demonstrate his concept of critical paranoia.

Dali was given permission to sketch Freud during the visit. These drawings, now in the Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dalí in Spain, will be on display, and Dali’s long poem with the same title as the painting, The Metamorphosis of Narcissus. There will also be material from the Freud Museum’s archive and collections, shedding light on Freud’s attitude to Dalí and their meeting.

Other themes of the exhibition will include the classical origins of the myth of Narcissus and the place of narcissism in psychoanalytic thinking. Freud’s own collections will play a part. For example, they include a copy of the classical relief Gradiva; Freud’s study of Wilhelm Jensen’s novel Gradiva was the inspiration for some of Dalí’s important paintings and drawings on this theme from the early 1930s.

Through images, including original paintings and drawings, photographs and prints, and documents including letters, manuscripts, books and Freud’s appointment diary, the intense – if somewhat one-sided -relationship between two extraordinary thinkers and creators will be explored.

The exhibition will be curated by the distinguished art historian Dawn Ades, curator of the recent highly successful Dali/Duchamp exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue, and an exciting public programme, which will include lectures and debates on topics including Narcissism, the relationship between art and psychoanalysis through Freud’s writings on Leonardo and Michelangelo, Freud and surrealism, psychoanalysis and classicism, and Lacan’s debt to Dalí’s critical paranoia.


10/26/2018 - 02/28/2019

open to public
Organizer: Galerie der Komischen Künste
Venue: MuseumsQuartier/Q21
Museumsplatz 1

1070 Vienna
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Wie sieht Psychoanalyse beim Werbepsychologen aus? Woran erkennt man einen Psychiater beim Blind Date? Und was machen Löffel bei der Sexualberatung?

Diesen und anderen Fragen gehen die besten Cartoonist_innen des deutschen Sprachraums (und zwei Gastzeichner aus den USA) in diesem Buch nach. Damit hätte wohl auch Sigmund seine Freud‘ gehabt.

Maudsley Lectures - Spring 2019

01/14/2019 18:30 - 04/01/2019

open to public
Organizer: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Venue: Institute of Psychoanalysis
10 Windsor Walk
SE5 8BB London
United Kingdom
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Join us for the Maudsley lectures - a series of talks and discussion groups exploring the application of psychoanalytical concepts to clinical work and beyond. This year our lectures explore the psychoanalytic consultation, and the relationship between mind and body.

The Maudsley lectures will be of particular interest to clinicians, and trainees working in psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, nursing and other areas of mental health. However, anyone is welcome to attend.

Lectures start at 6.30pm and are held on Mondays
Each lecture lasts approximately one hour, then there is time for questions
There is a short break before moving into smaller discussion groups
Groups start at 8pm and last for around one hour
You will stay in the same discussion group thoughout the term, so that you can explore the themes in a group setting and deepen your understanding together
You will be provided with a reading list and core reading material for each lecture
NEW FOR 2018/19:
These lectures are available to book as a whole term only - You cannot purchase individual lectures.

London Introductory Lectures - Spring 2019

01/16/2019 - 03/27/2019

open to public
Organizer: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Venue: Institute of Psychoanalysis
112A Shirland Road
W9 2BT London
United Kingdom
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Whether you are completely new to psychoanalysis, or you wish to deepen the knowledge you already have, the Introductory Lectures will help you discover key psychoanalytic concepts and how they apply in the consulting room and beyond.

You´ll hear from renowned psychoanalysts at the forefront of psychoanalytic practice, including those who have trained, taught and supervised at leading universities and treatment centres like the Tavistock Clinic, The Portman Clinic and the Maudsley Hospital.

Lectures start at 5.45pm and are held on Wednesdays in Maida Vale, London
Each lecture lasts approximately one hour, including time for questions
There is a short break before moving into smaller discussion groups
Groups start at 7pm and last for around one hour
You will stay in the same discussion group thoughout the term, so that you can explore the themes in a group setting and deepen your understanding together
You will be provided with a reading list and core reading material for each lecture
PLEASE NOTE: While you are able to purchase Spring 2019 by itself, we would only recommend this option if you attended Autumn term in 2017. This is because the lectures in Spring Term build on the knowledge gained in Autumn - this is best experienced as a two-term course.

Leeds Introductory Lectures - Spring 2019

01/16/2019 19:00 - 03/27/2019

open to public
Organizer: Institute of Psychoanalysis
Venue: Leeds - Northern School of Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
34/36 Springwell Road
LS12 1AW Leeds
United Kingdom
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The Introductory Lectures are a two-part series, offering an overall view of the core concepts in psychoanalysis and their main applications.The course is open to all including those completely new to the subject and no specific experience or qualifications are required.

It’s an opportunity for learning and discussion in the company of a range of people sharing curiosity and interest regarding psychoanalytic ideas and their relation to the world, psychoanalysis as a treatment and psychoanalysis as a profession.

Participants are provided with basic texts for each lecture and further reading is suggested and is available from the Institute’s library.

Course leaders: Mr Richard Agass and Dr Anuradha Menon

When: Wednesdays 7.00PM– 9.00PM

Курс по психоанализу «По ту сторону фантазма»

01/21/2019 - 01/26/2019

open to public
Organizer: The Freud Museum of Dreams
Venue: The Freud Museum of Dreams
Большой проспект Петроградской стороны, 18A
197198 Saint Petersburg
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На курсе "По ту сторону фантазма" разговор выстраивается вокруг координат фантазма субъекта, этики психоанализа, теории психозов.

21 января
Теория дискурсов Лакана (В.М.)
Психоанализ любви Лакана (А.Ю.)

22 января
Антигона. Этика желания Лакана (В.М.)
Женская сексуальность. Схема сексуации Лакана (А.Ю.)

23 января
«Сексуальных отношений не существует» (В.М.)
Аффект тревоги (А.Ю.)

24 января
Символические структуры, миф и наслаждение (В.М.)
Теория психозов: от фрейдовского Verwerfung к лакановскому Forclusion (А.Ю.)

25 января
Теория психозов: Отцовская метафора и неполнота Другого (А.Ю.)
Наслаждение Шребера (В.М.)

26 января
Теория психозов: элементы клиники, расстройства языка (А.Ю.)
«Варианты образцового лечения» (В.М.)

Занятия с 11:00 до 18:00 с понедельника по субботу включительно с часовым перерывом, только очная форма обучения.
Стоимость 14 000 р.

PROJECTIONS: Erotic Cinema

01/21/2019 19:00 - 02/25/2019

open to public
Organizer: Freud Museum London
Venue: Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX London
United Kingdom
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Since the first kiss was documented on film in 1896, erotic cinema has titillated viewers and outraged repressed moralists.
The depiction of sexuality can have a pronounced effect on character development, shaping the direction of a film’s central themes. Sigmund Freud believed that “the behaviour of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of their other modes of reaction in life.” We respond to provocative content that ‘turns us on’; risqué scenes make the heart beat faster and ignite the imagination. Psychoanalysts regard sexuality as the key to understanding how the mind works; “no one who disdains the key will ever be able to unlock the door,” Freud warned.

Eros, the Ancient Greek word for romantic love, is tantamount to the life instinct in psychoanalysis, constituting the pleasures of the flesh, procreation, survival, productivity and the desire to unite with others. Early on, Freud defined erotic impulses as being opposed by the Ego. But later, in Beyond The Pleasure Principle (1920), he placed Eros in contrast to the so-called ‘death wish’: repetition, aggression, a masochistic need to sabotage what we love, and the compulsion to return to an inorganic state (i.e., Thanatos).

The simultaneously binding and clashing forces of sex and death together form an entwined dual system that is the source of all creation. PROJECTIONS: Erotic Cinema is a 6-week course exploring this paradoxical tension in eroticism, tracing its manifestation in moving image, from unbridled passions to destructive urges, via deviant practices, to a more diverse and inclusive representation of romance, culminating in a study of modern technology’s impact on the realm of the senses.

Advance viewing is optional, bespoke montages will be shown during weekly sessions (see filmography below):

Week 1: EROS

Sex and Lucía (2001), 9 Songs (2004), Love (2015)


Damage (1992), Exotica (1994), Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Week 3: FETISH

The Night Porter (1974), Crash (1996), Secretary (2002)

Week 4: TABOO

9 1/2 Weeks (1986), Breaking The Waves (1996), L’Amant Double (2017)

Week 5: QUEER

Y Tu Mamá También (2001), Below Her Mouth (2016), Moonlight (2016)


Sex Lies and Videotape (1989), Her (2014), Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

PROJECTIONS is psychoanalysis for film interpretation. PROJECTIONS empowers film spectators to express subjective associations they consider to be meaningful. Expertise in psychoanalytic theory is not necessary – the only prerequisite is the desire to enter and inhabit the imaginary world of film, which is itself a psychoanalytic act. MARY WILD, a Freudian cinephile from Montreal, is the creator of PROJECTIONS.

Jour fixe des Instituts für transkulturelle und historische Forschung: The Destiny of the Self – A Social-Psychological Model of the Esoteric Subjectivity

01/22/2019 18:30

open to public
Organizer: SFU - Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität Wien
Venue: SFU - Sigmund Freud University Vienna
Freudplatz 1
1020 Vienna
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Sehr geehrte Studierende! Verehrte Kolleginnen und Kollegen!

Das an der Sigmund Freud PrivatUniversität angesiedelte „Institut für transkulturelle und historische Forschung“ beschäftigt sich mit inter- und transkulturellen sowie postkolonialen Fragestellungen, mit mentalitätsgeschichtlichen, kulturwissenschaftlichen und philosophischen Grundlagen der Psychotherapiewissenschaft und der Geschichte der Psychotherapie.

Drei Mal im Semester findet ein Jour fixe statt, der ein Diskussionsforum für Gastvorträge, SFU-Projekte und studentische Forschung bieten soll. Der Jour fixe wendet sich an alle Interessierten, externe Besucherinnen und Besucher sind ausdrücklich willkommen. Die Veranstaltungen finden bei freiem Eintritt statt.

Zum dritten Jour fixe Termin im Wintersemester wird Jérôme Seeburger einen Vortrag in englischer Sprache über seinen Forschungsschwerpunkt Sozialpsychologie der Esoterik halten.

The Destiny of the Self
A Social-Psychological Model of the Esoteric Subjectivity
Modern esoteric spirituality is focused on the self. To find the true self, to realise its divine potential is the aim of the spiritual journey. The various practices and teachings used by esoteric believers serve as means to the end of self-realisation. They range from astrology to zen and are combined in an eclectic way. But what precisely is that self the esoteric searchers are trying to find? In this lecture Jérôme Seeburger tries to give an answer to that question. Based on social-psychological research on esotericism he develops a model of the esoteric subjectivity. It consists of the self, which is divided in the true and the false self, a positive, good authority and a negative, evil one. The content of these objects as well as their relationships and their dynamics will be analysed. With the help of the insights of psychoanalysis and the studies on authoritarianism the character of the authorities will be illuminated. The speaker will formulate the anti-thesis to the position that claims self-authority to be the highest authority within the esoteric subjectivity. In opposition to that thesis he will argue, that the proclaimed self-authority in fact obscures the destiny of the self: submission to the authority of destiny.

Termin: Dienstag 22. Jänner 2019 18:30 Uhr
Ort: SFU Freudplatz 1, 1020 Wien Raum: 1002

Sexuelle Emanzipationen – Nachdenken über Sexualität und Geschlecht in den Wiener Kreisen um Karl Kraus und Sigmund Freud

01/22/2019 19:00

open to public
Organizer: Sigmund Freud Museum
Venue: Sigmund Freud Museum
Berggasse 19
1090 Vienna
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Sowohl Sigmund Freud als auch Karl Kraus äußerten sich im Wien um 1900 – angeregt durch die Umordnung sozialer Normen, die sie wiederum selbst vorantrieben – zur sogenannten „sexuellen Frage“. Sie kommentierten und beförderten chaotische Debatten, in denen sich ethische und ästhetische, soziale und ökonomische, psychologische und mythologische, medizinische und rechtliche Fragen vermischten. Beide traten gegen die gesellschaftliche Tabuisierung von Sexualität auf und gewannen neue Perspektiven auf Homosexualitäten und Prostitution. Beide blieben dabei aber auch weitgehend dem hegemonialen „modernen“ Geschlechterdispositiv um 1900 verhaftet. Der Frage nach den Schnittstellen, Gemeinsamkeiten und Differenzen der Wiener Kreise um Kraus und Freud im Zusammenhang mit ihrem Nachdenken über Sexualität und Geschlecht wurde dabei selten genauer nachgegangen. Anhand bekannter Figuren – wie Otto Weininger und Oscar Wilde – und unbekannterer Akteure – wie Otto Soyka und David Oppenheim – soll hier eine Skizze des Ideenaustauschs um sexuelle Emanzipationen versucht werden.

Katharina Prager studierte Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft und Geschichte. Sie promovierte am Institut für Zeitgeschichte mit einer Arbeit über den Remigranten Berthold Viertel. Die Dissertation wurde zweifach ausgezeichnet. Ihr darauf basierendes und im Frühjahr 2018 im Wiener Böhlau Verlag erschienenes Buch Berthold Viertel. Eine Biografie der Wiener Moderne im Wiener Böhlau Verlag entstand – wie auch viele andere ihrer Studien – in intensiver Auseinandersetzung mit Nachlässen und Biografietheorie. Archiv und Biografie bilden seit einigen Jahren auch den beruflichen Fokus ihrer Arbeit: Als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin des Ludwig Boltzmann Instituts für Geschichte und Theorie der Biografie und der Wienbibliothek im Rathaus bearbeitet sie den Karl Kraus-Nachlass und entwickelte ein digitales, biografisches Archiv zu Kraus. Sie ist zudem Vizepräsidentin der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Exilforschung und versucht nicht nur, Wien 1900 mit Exil und Remigration zusammenzudenken, sondern immer auch aktuelle Bezüge herzustellen.

An Evening on Broadway in Support of NYPSI

01/22/2019 19:00

open to public
Organizer: New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute (NYPSI)
Venue: Golden Theatre / Il Gattopardo Restaurant
252 West 45th Street
NY 10036 New York
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7:00 – 9:00 pm: Theater Performance of Academy Award® winner Kenneth Lonergan’s “The Waverly Gallery”  

9:00 – 11:00 pm: Dinner & Conversation with Tony Award® winner Joan Allen and director Lila Neugebauer at Il Gattopardo Restaurant

Join us for a special evening that includes a performance of “The Waverly Gallery” starring Elaine May, Lucas Hedges, Joan Allen and Michael Cera, as well as a post-play dinner and conversation with star Joan Allen and director Lila Neugebauer.

Sigmund Freud Museum SFU Belvedere 21er haus stuhleck kunsthalle
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