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Inspiriting Body/Embodying Spirit: The Art of Kiki Smith
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
The Friends of the Institute cordially invites you to a very special presentation:
Inspiriting Body/Embodying Spirit:
The Art of Kiki Smith
Presented by Jungian Analyst, Diane Fremont
Thursday, November 29, 2012 | 7 - 9 PM
At the C.G. Jung Institute
2040 Gough Street, San Francisco
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Seating is limited - registration required
Please register for this event by Monday, November 26
Jung has said that there is a feminine quality to creative work, as it arises from the unconscious depths - the matrix of life where instinct and archetype intermingle. This paper will inquire into the nature of creative process through the particular lens of the artwork and creative trajectory of Kiki Smith, one of the most intuitive and influential artists of her generation. Smith’s work draws spirit into a bodily feminine narrative on a number of levels – through materials, method, style and content. Her intensive process transfigures this convergence of spirit and body into an extraordinary array of symbolic forms, exemplifying a singularly feminine mode of creation.
Diane Fremont, LCSW, is a Jungian Analyst in private practice in New York City, and a supervisor and faculty member of the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association. She is also a board member of ARAS, the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism, and a contributor to their publication, The Book of Symbols. She writes and lectures on dreams, alchemy, imagination, art and the creative process and presented “The Visible and the Invisible in Art: the Secret Space of the Image” at the first Art & Psyche conference in 2008.
When & Where
The Jung Institute of San Francisco
The C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco
The C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco is a non-profit educational and community service organization that devotes itself to the furtherance of Jungian thought in clinical work and in cultural discourse. In addition to its Analytic Training Program, the Institute provides educational events for the general public, seminars for professionals, and produces Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche, now published by Taylor & Francis. The Institute houses an extensive library and offers a sliding scale psychotherapy clinic. Friends of the Institute, an auxiliary organization, welcomes new members.
For more information, please visit us online at www.sfjung.org.