Red Book Dialogues: Jim Shaw & Gilda Frantz

Red Book Dialogues: Jim Shaw & Gilda Frantz

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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

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.