The New York Freud Lacan Analytic Group
Contemporary Culture and Psychoanalysis Seminar
"Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"
at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
August 3rd - 8:30PM, Barnard College
Discussion led by Robert Buck & Cyrus Saint Amand Poliakoff
The new seminar dedicated to psychoanalysis and contemporary culture will discuss the sensational retrospective of designer Alexander McQueen at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on view through August 7th 2011. The unprecedented, mass phenomenon of the exhibition invites us to consider the status of the Semblant and the object in fashion, one distinct from the art object in an era of the primacy of Jouissance.
"I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting so that when I am dead and gone people will know that the 21st century was started by Alexander McQueen." - Alexander McQueen
It is recommended to have visited the exhibit at:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York
see also: Video Runway Archive of McQueen Collections from 2002
Short bibliography will follow