FREUD ON THE COUCH: PSYCHE IN THE BOOK. Susanne Padberg, curator.


  • New York: Center for Book Arts, 2018.
  • 7.875 x 11 inches
  • paperback
  • 56 pages
  • ISBN: 9781929646135

Price: $20.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 132446

Catalogue of a traveling exhibition at the Center for Book Arts (April 20 - June 30, 2018), Minnesota Center for Book Arts (July 20-September 30, 2018), and San Francisco Center for the Book (October 20, 2018 - January 30, 2019).

The science of psychoanalysis has always held a great fascination for artists - both as a medium for reflection and as an instrument for creating meaning. Indeed, Freud's "cultural work" (per Thomas Mann) remains a popular subject for many contemporary artists. Similar to how images in dreams are visualizations of hidden thoughts, artistic creations probe the depths and meanings of our cultural self-perception, they portray the forces shaping not only the individual but also the collective unconscious. We are surrounded by the issues Freud named and analyzed, and we are also moved by them. The artwork in this exhibition is based directly or indirectly on these concepts and theories or are closely associated to specific themes.

Artists Include: Thorsten Baensch, Sarah Bryant, Ken Campbell, Crystal Cawley, Maureen Cummins, Anne Deguelle, Gerhild Ebel, Stefan Gunnesch, Karen Hanmer, Anna Helm, Susan Johanknecht, Kurt Johannessen, Janosch Kaden, Burgi Kühnemann, M. M. Lum, Jule Claudia Mahn, Patrizia Meinert, Simon & Christine Morris, Didier Mutel, Susanne Nickel, Yasutomo Ota, Waltraud Palme, Marian St. Laurent, Veronika Schäpers, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Herbert Stattler, Ines von Ketelhodt, Carola Willbrand & Mark Met, and Sam Winston.