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Fan Letters: A Celebration of Enthusiasm

Jennifer Higgie, Adam Phillips and Amalia Pica in conversation 

29 Jan 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The London EDITION (Room: Basement)
10 Berners St
W1T 3NP London

To mark the 200th issue of frieze, 200 artists and thinkers were commissioned to pay tribute to the works and people, events and phenomena that have inspired their thinking since 1991, the year the magazine was launched. frieze Editorial Director Jennifer Higgie will discuss the complex relationship of enthusiasm to creative thinking with psychotherapist and writer Adam Phillips and artist Amalia Pica. Questions will include: can enthusiasm be critical? Is it necessarily dogmatic? How does the word’s original meaning as a term of accusation inflect our current understanding of it?  What makes a subject or object worthy of enthusiasm?

Speakers

Jennifer Higgie is the Editorial Director of frieze and the editor of Frieze Masters. She has written over 200 features, published a novel, had a screenplay made into a feature film and edited a book on art and humour.

Adam Phillips formerly Principle Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital is a psychotherapist and writer, and visiting Professor in the English Department at York University. Philips is author of several books. He was the Editor of the New Penguin Freud translations, and the author most recently of In Writing. In 2016 he collaborated with curator Judith Clark on the exhibition The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined at the BaAdam Phillips, formerly Principle Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital is a psychotherapist and writer, and visiting Professor in the English Department at York University. 

Amalia Pica lives and works in London. In 2020, Pica will have a solo exhibition at Brighton CCA. In 2019, she will have solo exhibitions at The New Art Gallery, Walsall, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla and Herald St, London. Group exhibitions include: Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland; Theriatropy, Bildmuseet, Umea,̊ Sweden and Is This Tomorrow?, Whitechapel, London.

Pica’s work is held in public collections including Tate, London; Guggenheim, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Fundação De Serralves, Porto; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

The ticket to this event includes a copy of the 200th issue of frieze

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