Tate in Focus: From the Freud Museum 1991–6 by Susan Hiller

Kokoli, Alexandra M. (2017) Tate in Focus: From the Freud Museum 1991–6 by Susan Hiller. Kokoli, Alexandra M., ed. Tate Research Publication. ISBN 978-1-84976-532-9

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Abstract

From the Freud Museum is an installation of fifty labelled archival boxes containing small objects, images and text, displayed in vitrines with their lids open and accompanied by a looped video. Originally commissioned for the Freud Museum in London and shown there in 1994 as At the Freud Museum, the work was purchased by Tate in 1998 and counts the book After the Freud Museum (1995/2000) among its manifestations.

This In Focus project offers the most comprehensive analysis of From the Freud Museum to date, locating it within Hiller’s oeuvre and its critical reception. It explores the work’s evocation of the archive and of the occult, and examines Sigmund Freud and Susan Hiller as collectors of significant fragments.

Published in February 2017, the project is authored by Dr Alexandra Kokoli (Middlesex University London) and includes a contribution from Dr Joanne Morra (Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London).
ISBN 978-1-84976-532-9

In Focus projects examine artworks in Tate’s collection from a range of perspectives, reflecting contemporary approaches to object-based scholarship. They are typically written by a number of specialists from different disciplines and comprise linked essays that explore particular aspects of the works’ making and history in depth. The projects often draw on Tate’s own research resources, featuring materials found in conservation files, Gallery Records and Tate Archive.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > CREATE/Feminisms cluster
Item ID: 21463
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Depositing User: Alexandra Kokoli
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 13:49
Last Modified: 03 May 2017 13:58
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21463

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