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Freud's Escape to England: A Ghostly Return

Art exhibition on the flight of Freud and his family into exile in London

From 1 November 2018 to 21 February 2019, the IPU Berlin will host an exhibition from the Freud Museum in London. On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Sigmund Freud's flight into exile in London, photos and texts from the exhibition "Leaving Today: the Freuds in Exile 1938" will be combined with works of art by Paul Coldwell under the title "Temporarily Accessioned - Freud's Coat Revisited".

Copies and facsimiles of original documents, letters and objects from the period of his flight show the escape of Freud and his family as well as his life in exile. On display are the documents necessary for leaving Austria and entering Great Britain, as well as Freud's personal correspondence with personalities such as Albert Einstein and H. G. Wells. Some of the exhibits are made accessible to the public for the first time.

With a life-size X-ray of Freud's coat and a replica of the objects on his desk, Coldwell depicts the antagonism of representationalism and loss that expresses what it means to have to flee one's homeland and become a migrant.

Freud’s Exile: https://www.freud.org.uk/exhibitions/leaving-today-the-freuds-in-exile-1938/
Paul Coldwell: https://www.freud.org.uk/exhibitions/paul-coldwell-temporarily-accessioned/

The exhibition can be visited during the opening hours of the library: Monday to Friday from 9.00 hrs to 21 hrs and Saturday from 11 hrs to 17 hrs. Individual guided tours can be arranged with the library at bibliothek(at)ipu-berlin.de.