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ESC2019-01

The Art of C.G. Jung

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Program

Lecturers

Thomas Fischer (Foundation of the Works of CG Jung, Zürich)
Bettina Kaufmann (Foundation of the Works of CG Jung, Zürich)
Romano Madera (Università degli studi Milano Bicocca; Philo, Milano)

Introduction

The landmark publication of C.G. Jung's The Red Book in 2009 spurred enormous interest in Jung - not just as a founding figure in modern psychology but also as a creative man with tremendous figurative and ornamental flair and a vibrant eye for colour. Expanding beyond that singular achievement, The Art of C.G. Jung presents a comprehensive display of Jung's creative legacy, exploring through text and image Jung's encounters with visual art as maker, collector, and viewer. While in his lifetime Jung did not wish to be considered an "artist" and published his visual work anonymously, the images reproduced here demonstrate the attainment of fully realised artistic ambitions. Edited by the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung, The Art of C.G. Jung beautifully mirrors the intellectual and personal development so renowned in Jung's writings. 

Lecturers' profile

Thomas Fischer, Ph.D., has been running the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung, Zurich, since 2013. He studied history, political science, and public and international law at the Universities of Zurich and Brussels, specializing in Cold War diplomatic history. He has carried out teaching and research activities at universities in Zurich, Beirut, Vienna, Helsinki, and Geneva. Great-grandson of C.G. Jung and Emma Jung, he is co-curator of The Art of C. G. Jung, which also appeared in Italian for Bollati Boringhieri (2019).

Bettina Kaufmann, Ph.D., collaborator of the Foundation of the Works of C.G. Jung, Zurich, since 2013, has studied art history, journalism and constitutional and international law at the Universities of Freiburg, Siena, Madrid, Boston and Oslo. She works as a freelance writer and carries out research on the origin of works of art. She is co-curator of The Art of C. G. Jung, which also appeared in Italian for Bollati Boringhieri (2019).

Romano Màdera is Professor of Moral Philosophy and Philosophical Practices at the University of Milan-Bicocca. Member of the associations of analytical psychology AIPA (Italian) and IAAP (international), of the Laboratory of Analytical Imaging (LAI) and of the editorial staff of the Journal of Analytical Psychology, he founded the Higher School of Philosophical Practices "Philo" and called his proposal in the field of research of the cure of sense "biographical analysis with philosophical orientation". Author of numerous essays on the confluence of philosophy, religion and analytic psychology, among his works on Jungian subject we mention here Carl Gustav Jung: biografia e teoria (1998), La carta del senso: psicologia del profondo e vita filosofica (2012), and Carl Gustav Jung: l'opera al rosso (2016).

 

 


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