Tate Modern Workshop

On the Couch: Franz West and Freud

Main View © Franz West

Explore the impact of the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, on Franz West’s work

Led by Dr Thomas Khurana, in collaboration with Dr. Sacha Golob, this seminar provides an accessible and engaging introduction to Freud in relation to Franz West.

The seminars will be followed by a private view of the exhibition.​

In collaboration with King’s College London’s Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts.​


Thomas Khurana

Thomas Khurana is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Essex and Heisenberg Fellow at Yale University. He is interested in questions at the intersection of Philosophy, Aesthetics, Social Theory, and Psychoanalysis and has published widely on the unconscious, meaning and time, image and concept, freedom and life. Currently, he is working on a project on self-knowledge and self-objectification.

Sacha Golob

Sacha Golob is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London and the Co-Director of the Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts (CPVA). Before joining King’s, he was a Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge. He has published extensively on modern French and German Philosophy and the Philosophy of Art. His current research looks at contemporary conceptions of degeneration, transformation and virtue.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

18 March 2019 at 18.30–20.00