Sue Williamson, It’s a pleasure to meet you, 2016, Photo credit: Angela de Jesus, Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery
Thursday 4 October 2018 ore 18:00 - ore 19:30

The conscience of art.From trauma to forgiveness

Carlo Scarpa hall – entry 5 euros
Three-day subscription 10 euros – purchasing the ticket gives right to a reduced entry ticket to the museum within a week from its issuing.
Free for holders of the myMAXXI card, with the possibility to reserve a seat for the first 10 to write until full capacity.

A series of psychoanalytical dialogues revolving around the great exhibitions of MAXXI

Ever since its very inception, psychoanalysis has proficiently interacted with the world of art and culture in all its various facets. From Freud onwards, a creative dialogue has been established between artists and the psychoanalytical way of thinking, thereby leading to reflections on the big questions of life. Based upon these premises, the Museum and the SPI – Società Psicoanalitica italiana (Italian Psychoanalytical Association) have built upon the themes touched upon by the exhibition programme to present three events where psychoanalysis and art will have a debate about the great emergencies of contemporary society.

Enter psychoanalysis and its relationship with the world of art and culture: the first event of the series will see Fabio Castriota, Vice President of the Italian Psychoanalytical Association, dwell upon the themes of trauma and forgiveness on the occasion of the Road to Justice. The former, with all its nuances, is considered as one of the most dramatic and important aspects of life, able to affect the bodies and minds of individuals as well as peoples; the latter, seen from a psychic rather than a religious standpoint, is linked to the possibility of restoring a new unity in the personalities that trauma has fragmented. Based upon this new internal cohesion, individuals can lead a more authentic life devoid of guilt, hatred and the desire for revenge.

Introduction by
Anne Palopoli MAXXI curator

Fabio Castriota psychiatrist, Vice President of the Italian Psychoanalytical Association