The Freud Museum is now showing original documents from Bourgeois’ recently discovered psychoanalytic writings, as well as drawings, dream recordings, lists, sketches, notes and sculptures. It’s well worth a visit if you are a fan of the artist, and the curating explores her ambivalent engagement with the theory and practice of psychoanalysis, as well as shedding new light on her creative process. It’s on until 27th May, and offers a good excuse to visit the home of Freud too.
Bourgeois was born in Paris in 1911 and lived in the United States from 1938 until her death in 2010. Best known for her art (the huge spider for one good example), she also engaged in psychoanalysis over thirty years.