Festival of the Unconscious: 24 June 2015 - 4 October 2015
The Unconscious Revisited at the Freud Museum

Exciting things are happening at the Freud Museum London this summer. Using a combination of psychological games, scientific and historical information and engaging displays and workshops, The Festival of the Unconscious will encourage visitors to think and learn about the unconscious mind and how it influences our behaviour.
      Orlan. Zoom baroque / plis et déplis.
Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, June 20/July 20 2015.
Maria Grazia Vassallo Torrigiani

Welcome video from the museum dirctor, Nancy Goodman.

Welcome video from IPA President, Stefano Bolognini.

We invite you to enter the VIRTUAL PSYCHOANALYTIC MUSEUM for a new experience of psychoanalytic understanding. Our Grand Opening features three topical galleries (Space and Time | The Body | Film), along with descriptions of how to enjoy and participate.   We are using a variety of media to help bring forth the vitality of psychoanalytic thought and clinical work.

The Three Galleries

Space and Time curated by Batya Monder with Nancy R. Goodman. Exhibitions are by Nancy R. Goodman, Antonino Ferro, Desy Safan-Gerard, and Batya Monder’s narratives about space and time include contributions from Calvin Settlage, Robert S. Wallerstein, Thomas H. Ogden, & Gerald Fogel. Space and Time relate to the interior of the mind and to the interior of a museum.  In both we find timeless works of art and unconscious fantasies that need containment to be held securely.  Both the contemporary and the ancient reside within the spaces of mind and museum.

The Body,  curated by Paula L. Ellman. Exhibitions with commentary and images from Janice Lieberman, Ellen Sinkman, Marsha H. Levy- Warren, and Calli Ryan. Freud told us that the body is the first ego and clinicians recognize that the soma and psyche are intimately connected both in pleasure and in pain.  The exhibitions tell and show the way beauty, pain, and injury directly impact experience of living in a body communicating to self and other.

Film,  Lars and the Real Girl, curated by Marilyn B. Meyers with exhibition commentaries from Noa Ashman, George Halasz and Marilyn B. Meyers. This film is a moving and compelling story reminding us all of the importance of attachment, grief, and reparation. Film clips and discussions help reveal the inner life of Lars and indeed, all of us.

      Le Parc  Lumière - MALBA Exhibition - 07.12.14 - 10.06.14 (Valeria Nader)
While attending the 30th Latin American Congress of Psychoanalysis “Realities and Fictions” in Buenos Aires, Argentina, many of us had the opportunity to visit Le Parc    Lumière exhibition in MALBA - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. The chosen artworks belong to Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zürich, and focus on Le Parc’s kinetic experiences with light at the beginning of 1960. Read More (English) (Spanish)
      Frieze: on the psychologist’s couch
Mark Wallinger is inspired by Freud at Hauser & Wirth’s booth. "A surprisingly domestic setting with a sofa, coffee table and carpets greets visitors to Hauser & Wirth’s booth at Frieze London (October 15-18), which is curated, for the first time, by one of the gallery’s high-profile artists. Taking inspiration from Sigmund Freud’s study in Hampstead – not far from the fair’s location in Regent’s Park – artist Mark Wallinger riffs on this famously introspective domestic space as a way of exploring the varying levels of conscious and unconscious thought involved in the creative process. "


  On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Sigmund Freud's death on 23 September 2014, the city of Wien
celebrates the father of psychoanalysis with three art initiatives. Various dates March 2014 - January 2015.

An exhibition on FREUD'S TRAVEL at the S. Freud Museum

A multimedia installation on 16 pillars at various locations in the city
A modern art exhibition at  21er HOUSE


  • Prospettiva vegetale. Giuseppe Penone.
    5 July-October 5, 2014; Forte di Belvedere e Giardino di Boboli, Florence.