Violence needs to be shown and viewed with a critical eye – its traces on the body, in the psyche and in society demand attention and awareness. Psychoanalysis has been doing just this forever. The new special exhibition in the Sigmund Freud Museum focuses on the medium of comics. From October, it will showcase the variety of its methods and aesthetic alternatives in representing individual and collective experiences of violence. Illuminating for psychoanalysis, comics present the unfathomable and unpronounceable – and they can be useful in opening up new perspectives on such experiences, and thus in addressing traumata.
The special exhibition Narrating Violence. A Comic Exhibition addresses the potential of this medium to (re)learn to see violence, and covers sexualized violence, the Shoah, war, displacement and migration as well as adolescent experiences of violence.
Narrating Violence. A comic exhibition
20 Oct 2023 - 31 Dec 2023
Sigmund Freud Museum, Berggasse, Wien, Österreich
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