Americican Psychoanalytic Association
Annual Meeting Januar 2017
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The 30th EPF Annual Conference 2017 will be held in
THE HAGUE (Netherlands) from 7 to 9 of April 2017:
THE FAMILIAR AND THE UNFAMILIAR
DAS EIGENE UND DAS FREMDE
LE PROPRE ET L’ÉTRANGER
Yderligere information: epf kongres april 2017
UCL London : Secrets of the Soul: Dialogues on Mind, Art and Psychoanalysis
A one-day conference and connected exhibition of commissioned artworks responding to the theme of secrets
Conference: Saturday 8th April 2017 (University College London main campus, Bloomsbury)
Exhibition private view: Friday 7th April 2017 (Freud Museum, Hampstead)
Everybody has secrets. Our own secrets can be a source of both pleasure and anxiety, while other people’s secrets often stimulate intense curiosity. Freud invented psychoanalysis to help his patients tell their secrets, not only to their analyst, but primarily to themselves. However, he soon realised that while the sharing of secrets can bring relief, they are not easily given up.
The conference will bring together psychoanalysts, writers and artists to explore the use of psychoanalysis in our encounters with works of art and literature, which both invite and resist interpretation. How might psychoanalysis enrich our understanding of the work, the artist’s creative process and our own reactions? With the mystery of consciousness still unsolved, can art and fiction communicate aspects of the experience of having a human mind that both neuroscience and psychoanalysis fail to articulate? What can our experiences of art tell us about ourselves, and what do they reveal about the limits of what we can know? Join us as we investigate.
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