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SATURDAY SALON 2 – THE PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOANALYSIS OF THE IMAGE
Dec 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Artist Daniel Horowitz presents the second Saturday Salon of his exhibition, TOTEM & TABOO, at Tillou Fine Art.
The Philosophy and Psychoanalysis of the Image: Psychoanalyst, Jamieson Wesbter in conversation with philosopher, Chiara Bottici.
The Lady with a Thousand Faces: Performance by Swiss visual artist Clarina Bezzola, curated by Vida Mulec.
Noted philosopher, Chiara Bottici, and author and psychoanalyst, Jamieson Webster, will engage in a conversation about the history of images. Is the image more real than reality, or the epitome of fiction? Is the image politically conservative or subversive? What is the difference between what is imaginary in an image and what is creative imagination? From Rousseau to Freud and Jung, from Guy Debord to Castoriadis and Jacques Lacan, this conversation will engage with the question of the image as it relates to art and other forms of culture.
CHIARA BOTTICI is a philosopher and a writer, working in the field of history of philosophy, psychoanalysis, aesthetics and political theory. She is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research and she is the author of Imaginal Politics: Images beyond Imagination and The Imaginary (Columbia University Press 2014) A Philosophy of Political Myth (Cambridge University Press 2007) and Men and States (Palgrave 2009). With Benoit Challand, she also co-authored Imagining Europe: Myth, Memory, Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations(Routledge, 2010). Her short stories have appeared in Il Caffe illustrato, while her novel of novels Per tre miti, forse quattro just came out with Manni Editore.
JAMIESON WEBSTER is a psychoanalyst in New York. Founding member of the psychoanalytic collective – Das Unbehagen. Author of The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2011) and – with Simon Critchley- Stay, Illusion! (Patheon, 2013). She has published in Apology, Cabinet, The Guardian, The New York Times, Playboy, and many psychoanalytic publications. She is currently working on a new book, Conversion Disorder (Columbia, 2017).
CLARINA BEZZOLA was born Switzerland and lives and works in New York. Clarina is a performance artist, sculptor, painter and trained opera singer whose work explores the delicate psychological boundaries between the self and the society.