Friday, March 26, 2010

The Women's Therapy Center Presents The Laurie Phillips Memorial Lecture

Dr. Danielle Knafo
By Herself: Women, Solitude and Creativity

An examination of the lives and works of ten pioneering female artists over the last century whose self-representational art challenged the cultural presuppositions and gender stereotypes of their time, while opening up a vista on the feminine experience. Additionally, each of the artists - K├Ąthe Kollwitz, Claude Cahun, Charlotte Salomon, Frida Kahlo, Carolee Schneemann, Hannah Wilke, Ana Mendieta, Adrian Piper, Cindy Sherman, and Orlan - used her art to overcome personal tragedy and trauma, so her work is in simultaneous and dramatic dialogue with both her social world and her personal history.

Dr. Knafo, a psychoanalyst and art critic, analyzes the work and life of these artists and shows how their art illuminates and advances the way women relate to their bodies - to beauty, sexuality, motherhood, relationships, race, aging, sickness, loss and death. Their art reflects profound changes in woman's evolving self-awareness while it explores the transcendent possibilities of the female psyche and its creative potential for healing.

Danielle Knafo, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Long Island University's C.W. Post Campus. She is Associate Clinical Professor and supervisor at New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis. Dr. Knafo's books include: Egon Schiele: A Self in Creation, Unconscious Fantasies and the Relational World, Living with Terror, Working with Trauma: A Clinician's Handbook, and In Her Own Image: Women's Self-Representation in Twentieth-Century Art. Dr. Knafo is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst and she maintains a private practice in Great Neck, NY and NYC.

Friday, April 9th, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Hatch Auditorium
1468 Madison Avenue @ 100th Street, NYC

Suggested Donation: $10 - $35

The Laurie Phillips Memorial Lecture is supported by the Phillips Family. It honors the memory of our colleague and friend and brings to the community leading contributors to the psychoanalytic field.

Tickets available at the door or at www.wtci-nyc.org. Doors open 6:30pm

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