Mark Wallinger: Self Reflection

27 Aug

28th July 2016 – 25th September 2016

A To mark the Freud Museum London‘s 30th anniversary and the 160th anniversary of the birth of Sigmun Freud, Turner Prize winning artist Mark Wallinger has put together a special exhibition. The artist has created a transformative work for Freud’s study and a permanent sculpture situated in the Museum garden.


Wallinger has installed a mirror across the entire ceiling of the iconic study offering visitors a dramatic new perspective for Self Reflection. In the artist’s words: ‘The relative posture of the sitting analyst and the recumbent analysand are latent in Freud’s chair and the couch. We can easily imagine his patient’s self-reflection.’


Placed in the garden, in clear view from Freud’s desk, you will see the sculpture Self, which takes the form of the most basic expression of what it means to exist as an individual: the letter “I,” as a free-standing figure.
Contextually, this sculpture has obvious magnitude; the formation of the id, ego, and superego is predicated on knowledge of the self and how it is established.


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