Artists, thinkers, and cultural icons are paired on stage with Jungian analysts or scholars and invited to respond to and interpret a folio from Jung’s Red Book as a starting point for a wide-ranging conversation. This series is based on a series that originated at the Rubin Museum of Art, New York.
Jim Shaw is an internationally renowned artist living in Los Angeles. His current and upcoming exhibitions include Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, NY, curated by Jeff Koons, and a solo exhibition at CAPC Musée d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux in May. Shaw was born in Midland, Michigan, in 1952, and received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Since mid-1980s, Shaw has produced paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculptures influenced by a variety of sources: dream imagery, pulp fiction, thrift-store paintings, underground comics, and religious cults. His work has appeared in numerous solo shows worldwide and in group shows like the 2002 Whitney Biennial.
Jungian analyst Gilda Frantz is a founding editor of Psychological Perspectives, a bi-annual journal of Jungian thought, and the former president of the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles where she often teaches. Her areas of interest are creativity and loss, noting that creativity is often expressed in writing or art, and often in the way we live our lives. She lectures internationally and recently taught a class in Active Imagination.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets for assigned seating in the Billy Wilder Theater are required and available at the Box Office one hour before each program. Early arrival is recommended. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. As a benefit for their support, members enjoy priority ticketing and seat selection, subject to availability.
Parking is available under the museum for a flat fee of $3 after 6PM.
Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.
Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, the Hammer Programs Committee, and Susan and Leonard Nimoy.