spring 2012 friends lecture series

Art and Psychoanalysis: War in the Time of Peace

Crystal of Resistance

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

17.30 - 18.30, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

drawing of crystal in centre with text eg Form, The Truth, New Form, New Work, and arrows from other spheres plus images and text
Thomas Hirschhorn, Schema "Crystal of Resistance" 2011. © Courtesy the artist

Speaker(s): Thomas Hirschhorn (artist)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission. N.B. Limited seats; first-come-first-served.

Organised by: Professor Mignon Nixon

Thomas Hirschhorn was born in 1957 in Bern (Switzerland). He studied at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich from 1978 to 1983 and moved to Paris in 1984, where he has been living ever since. His work has been shown in numerous museums, galleries and group exhibitions among them the Venice Biennale (1999), Documenta11 (2002), 27th Sao Paolo Biennale (2006), the 55th Carnegie International (2008) and the Swiss Pavillion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). In each exhibition - in museums, galleries, alternative spaces or with his specific works in public space - Thomas Hirschhorn asserts his commitment toward a non-exclusive public. Thomas Hirschhorn has received different awards and prizes, among which: Preis für Junge Schweizer Kunst (1999), Prix Marcel Duchamp (2000), Joseph Beuys-Preis (2004) and the Kurt Schwitters-Preis (2011).

This lecture series will complement the 2011-12 Research Forum/Andrew W Mellon Foundation MA on ‘Art and Psychoanalysis: Fifty Years of War in the Time of Peace, 1960-2010’, taught by Professor Mignon Nixon with Visiting Professor Juliet Mitchell (University College London Psychoanalysis Unit). The course is conceived as a dialogue between art and psychoanalysis on questions of war and war protest.  The lecture series will offer cross-disciplinary perspectives on art, psychoanalysis and war.

Supported by Friends of The Courtauld

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