Krzysztof Fijalkowski: Artist & Curator's Talk

Krzysztof's talk focussed on his contributions to two past exhibition projects around the themes of space, psychoanalysis and surrealism: Kathleen Fox’s installation, "The Spaces of the Unconscious" at the Freud Museum London, and "Surreal House" at the Barbican Gallery, both in the summer / autumn of 2010. Kathleen Fox’s work focuses on issues of memory, dream and the object, and was installed in a space that was once Sigmund Freud’s bedroom, drawing on his collection to create an environment for a dialogue between conscious and unconscious space. The process of securing, developing and funding the project is a second set of narratives to add to the theoretical ideas underpinning the work.

Surreal House, on the other hand, was a major international exhibition exploring the intersections between surrealism and architecture, an area that relates closely to my own research and practice interests, and resulted in this case in a chapter for the exhibition catalogue.

Krzysztof Fijalkowski is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Norwich University College of the Arts. Variously active as an artist, curator and translator, his recent research activity has included catalogue publications for the V&A and Tate Liverpool, and a forthcoming book on Czech Surrealist Photography.

March 15th 2012 - 7pm



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Image: Krzysztof Fijalkowski & Kathleen Fox, from The Spaces of The Unconscious at The Freud Museum