The Freud Museum of Dreams
Address: Petrogradskaya storona, Bolshoi Pr. 18 А
Tel.: (812) 456-22-90
Museum hours: 12:00 – 17:00
Closed: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
The Freud Museum of Dreams opened November 5, 1999 to celebrate the centenary of the first edition of The Interpretation of Dreams. The Museum explores the world of dreams, Freud’s theories, and his passion for art and ancient artefacts.
The Museum of Dreams is a total installation. All its walls, surfaces, floors and ceilings – both visible and invisible – are conceived, calculated, and arranged so that the visitor can expand those beyond reality and extend visual elements in accordance with their own experience, fantasies and desires.
The Project presents a retrospective of the works created by the artist, psychoanalyst, theorist of feminism and founder of the Matrixial Theory of Trans-subjectivity.
The key topics she explores are memory, oblivion, history, the repressed, Holocaust. Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger addresses dangerous moments of common memory working in archives, finding rare documents that date back to the times of fascist rule in Europe.
The artist also appeals to unconscious images of the body, to the earliest experiences we have, to the impossibility of drawing a familiar borderline between the private and the public, between the individual and the collective.
Juxtaposing different materials: photos from a family album, photomaps, archival documents and automatic drawings, is a distinctive feature of Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger’s art. The result of the collision is always unpredictable.
Memory Post Project features the artist’s diaries, graphic works, paintings and videos.
Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger
© Bracha L. Ettinger by Michal Heiman 2013
Bracha Lichtenberg Ettinger is an artist, psychoanalyst and theorist of feminism. She holds M.A. in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Aesthetics of Art. Bracha L. Ettinger was born in Tel Aviv and is now based in Paris. She works with universities in Paris and Jerusalem Jewish University, and is also a Professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
Bracha L. Ettinger has participated in numerous exhibitions in Freud Museum in London, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Antoni Tàpies Foundation, Barcelona, Oxford Museum of Contemporary Art and many other museums and galleries all over the world. She is an author of many publications on psychoanalysis, artistic expression and feminism.
The exhibition is supported by the Consulate General of Israel in St Petersburg.