22 October 2014 – 8 March 2015
Rachel Kneebone is featured in ‘Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing’, an exhibition exploring iconic psychoanalytical theorist Sigmund Freud’s ideas on love and libidinal drives.
Kneebone is one of four contemporary artists whose works are presented among Freud’s own collection of artworks and antiquities. Works by Jodie Carey, Edmund de Waal and Hannah Collins are featured alongside Kneebone’s porcelain sculpture triptych, the full title of which is:
Remember that we sometimes demand definitions for the sake not of content, but of their form. Our requirement is an architectural one: the definition is a kind of ornamental coping that supports nothing.
'The smoothness the tumescence the milky flow of feminine nudity anticipates a sensation of liquid outpour which itself opens onto death like a window onto a courtyard'
'But a sort of rupture - in anguish - leaves us at the limit of tears: in such a case we lose ourselves, we forget ourselves and communicate with an elusive beyond'
'Emerging out of an inconceivable void into the play of beings' (2014)
Also on display are Freud’s writings and letters, including a selection of personal letters exchanged with his wife, Martha Bernays during their courtship.
‘Freud and Eros: Love, Lust and Longing’
20 Maresfield Gardens
+44 (0)20 7435 2002
Wednesday – Sunday: 12 – 5pm
Rachel Kneebone ‘Remember that we sometimes…’ (2014)
© Rachel Kneebone Photo: Stephen White Courtesy White Cube