The Uncanny

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 23rd Jan 2013

The Uncanny draws on two artist’s relationship with their materials and the ways in which they create a sense of unease for the viewer by using the familiar out of context.

The exhibition’s theme is partly inspired by Sigmund Freud’s celebrated 1919 essay of the same title. Based on the notion that the strange could not exist without the non-strange, Freud’s study pioneered the distinctive nature of the uncanny as a feeling of something not simply weird or mysterious but, more specifically, as something strangely familiar. Freud’s concept of the uncanny and his interpretation of dreams had a significant influence on the Surrealist movement and their depiction of the unnatural and strange.

 

Cost: Free


Contact and Booking Details

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

See more events on the same day or today or this month


Location

Ronchini Gallery,
22 Dering Street ,
London, W1S 1AN

 

Categories: Arts and Crafts

Local events coming soon
tbaBehind the Scenes at Tower Lifeboat
F B Come and learn what makes Tower Lifeboat Station the busiest in the RNLI in a behind the scenes tour.
(Cost: Free)
All Day Gasholders 'Recording the end of an era'
B An all-day conference about the historic gas holders that once dominated the skyline of industrial cities.
(Cost: £50)
All DayThe Mystery of Edwin Drood: Solutions and Resolutions
B All-day conference to discuss Charles Dickens final, and incomplete novel.
(Cost: £25)
All DayThe Social History and Cultural Significance of the London Bus
B A one day conference about the red bus, their social history, economic impact and cultural significance.
(Cost: £40)
9:15 AMGuided Tours of Parliament
The guided tour takes about 75 minutes and includes the Commons and Lords Chambers, the Queen's Robing Room, the Royal Gallery and Westminster Hall.
(Cost: £15)
10:00 AMHorseman's Sunday
F The vicar of St John's Church will appear before his congregation on a horse
(Cost: Free to watch)
10:00 AMLondon Film Convention
A day of talks, stalls and celeb signings -- all related to cult films.
(Cost: £5)
12:00 PMPhoenix Garden Agriculture Show & St. Giles Fayre
F Local country fair in the centre of London just behind Centrepoint
(Cost: Free (donation appreciated))
1:00 PMRegal Ragouts: courtly dining and cookery in early Georgian Britain
B Food historian Ivan Day investigates the evolution of royal dining, the nature of the food itself and how it was served at the table.
(Cost: £9.75)
2:00 PMMonthly Tours of the Royal College of Physicians
F 30 minute tours of the historic building, its museum and paintings.
(Cost: Free)
2:00 PMThe Women Behind Petrie: International Women's Day
F How were Hilda Urlin, Margaret Murray, Winifred Brunton, Gertrude Caton-Thompson, and Beatrice Orm involved with Petrie, his excavations and teaching?
(Cost: Free)
 

Sign up for a free weekly guide to what's on in London

Sample Issue