December 8, 2016
The Helix Center (www.thehelixcenter.org), in conjunction with the Agalma Foundation (http://www.agalma.ch/en/) will be hosting this international gathering of scholars drawn from the arts and sciences to participate in informal roundtable conversations exploring Warburg’s ideas and their adumbrations, e.g., his preoccupations with--and intuitions about--memory, both in relation to different forms of artistic creation and in anticipation of concepts related to neuroplasticity and neuroesthetics; the significance and fluency of the image--its elliptical and metaphoric functions--and of affect for the phenomena and qualia of chronology and memory, in concert with contemporary understanding of the dynamic unconscious; and the interdisciplinary mode of thought--the philosophical and art historical, cosmographic and historical--at the heart of Warburg’s atlas. The conference is devoted to informal roundtable discussions focussing on one of the following four topics related to Warburg and his work: Psychosis and Creativity: Binswanger and Warburg; Classical and Renaissance Art; Mnemosyne: Memory and Unconscious; and Neuroesthetics.
Registration is not necessary, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
247 East 82nd Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
The Marianne & Nicholas Young Auditorium