Exhibition

Atonement

23 Nov 2009 – 26 Mar 2010

Event times

10-5 by appointment

Cost of entry

free

London, United Kingdom

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‘Atonement follows the premise that Sigmund Freud's choice of focus for his professional career was just one of many potential choices for this most versatile of minds. He chose to further examine mental development in the field of psychology that we now call psychoanalysis. He collected ancient sculpture whose stories informed and illustrated many of his theories. This show reflects on the fantasy scenario of Freud sacrificing the alternative of being an artist and instead choosing more conventionally, the sciences: Considered here is the loss he may have incurred in making that choice — in forfeiting the option of making art where he could have used this ancient wisdom in the conception of and the actual making of sculpture rather that the collecting of it. The atonement is Freud's. In this exhibition I picture Freud's alternative life through the device of my sculpture'.

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