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Institute of Psychoanalysis: in collaboration with the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Art


11th December 2020| 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Delivered via Zoom

Chair: Alla Rubitel
Speakers: Caterina Albano, Sacha Golob and William Badenhorst

"He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears”, Montaigne told us.

But what do we fear, and what is there to fear? Is fear the same as anxiety? Can fear be overcome – or should it?  Can it be useful or healthy? How may it be used or abused?

Join us for an interdisciplinary conversation drawing on art, philosophy and psychoanalysis to explore these questions and their bearing on our world today.

Please note: These lectures will be held on Zoom and will also be available for the following 24 hours to all registered participants. This is to allow for international attendees to enjoy the event at a more appropriate time in their time zone. After this time, the recording will no longer be available.


Caterina Albano is a curator and a Reader at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. She holds a PhD in Renaissance Studies (London University) and curates, lectures and publishes in the fields of art, cultural history and cultural theory and theory of curating. She is the author of Memory, Forgetting and the Moving Image, and Fear and Art in the Contemporary World, and has published journal articles and essays on the history of emotion, memory and contemporary art, anatomy and on curating.

Sacha Golob is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at King’s College London. He is the Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Art and Editor of the British Journal for the History of Philosophy. He has published extensively on French and German philosophy and the philosophy of art. His current research looks at contemporary conceptions of degeneration, transformation and virtue.

William Badenhorst is a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society, a psychiatrist in private practice, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London.

Chair: Alla Rubitel is a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society, a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London.

 An online collaboration between the Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Art  at King's College London


Concession tickets are available, for students, BPAS candidates and trainees. Please email outreach@iopa.org.uk if you are unsure if you qualify.

REFUND POLICY: Tickets are fully refundable until 14 days before the lecture, after which time no refunds will be issued

Views and opinions expressed by speakers are their own and do not represent the views or opinions of the Institute, event organisers or other speakers

December 11th, 2020 7:30 PM through  9:00 PM
Online via Zoom
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Full price £ 25.00
Concession £ 15.00
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Full price £ 25.00
Concession £ 15.00