Magazine article The Spectator

CULTURE NOTES - All in the Mind

Magazine article The Spectator

CULTURE NOTES - All in the Mind

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'All of us have had the experience of confusion or bafflement when we repetitively forget something, do something that (consciously) we absolutely did not want to do or lose something important to us.' Indeed.

'Freud took these episodes seriously and showed how these apparently innocent events provide windows into our unconscious minds.' Ah.

Those are the words the visitor sees first in the Science Museum's new exhibition Psychoanalysis: the unconscious in everyday life (until April 2011). It's a small show but its size belies its interest to anyone wanting to know more about the world of shrinks and couches.

The curator, Caterina Albano, illustrates the exhibition's theme by linking objects and ideas through a series of modern and historical objects, artworks and digital media. …

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