The Freud Museum hosts a one day conference Through the Writings of Louise Bourgeois: New Perspectives on Art and Psychoanalysis(March 17), which draws on the little known works by Louise Bourgeois on psychoanalysis. Best known in France and beyond for her art (the huge spider for one good example), she also engaged in psychoanalysis over thirty years. Her many writings, recently found, record her reactions to her psychoanalysis and also suggest new ways of thinking about her legendary creative process.
Scholars and practitioners from both the art and psychoanalytic worlds (John Woods, Mignon Nixon, Juliet Mitchell, Phyllida Barlow and David Morgan included) will explore this aspect of the inner life of Bourgeois while hoping for a wider conversation about the fundamental relationship between art and life, and the therapeutic nature of art itself.
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