Red Book Exhibitions
The Red Book toured the United States in three exhibitions, and was on display in Europe in various locations throughout 2011 and 2012.
MARCH 9-10, 2012
The Philemon Foundation held a seminar, from 2:00pm on Friday, March 9th to 6pm Saturday, March 10th, 2012, at the Bodmer Foundation, in Geneva, Switzerland.
The seminar was in conjunction with the Bodmer’s ground-breaking exhibit, Jung and World Literature,featuring the calligraphic volume of Liber Novus,and never before exhibited manuscripts of Jung,his alchemy copy books, annotated works from his library, together with works that inspired him.
Scholars who presented on current projects were: Thomas Fischer on Jung, C.A. Meier and the International General Medical Society for Psychotherapy (1933-1940), Marianne Jehle on the Jung-Adolf Keller Correspondence, Martin Liebscher on the Jung-Erich Neumann Correspondence, Sonu Shamdasani on the mythology of the Liber Novus, Giovanni Sorge on Jung’s Correspondences with Mircea Eliade, Wilhelm Hauer and Heinrich Zimmer, Craig Stephenson on Jung on Gerard de Nerval and Eugene Taylor on Jung and Swedenborg.
THE RED AND THE BLACK: C. G. JUNG AND UNIVERSAL LITERATURE
November 25, 2011 – March 25, 2012
Martin Bodmer Foundation, Cologny, Geneva, Switzerland
C. G. Jung gave a new understanding to world literature: the history of human thought lay in the soul. Psychology could reconnect us to the cultural heritage of humanity. At the centre of this was an illuminated manuscript he worked on for sixteen years, The Red Book, which resembles medieval Bibles and the works of William Blake. This exhibition present the original work and its parchment pages and drafts, together with his Black Books, in which he charted his self-exploration. It displays the classics of Western literature that inspired him, annotated books from his library, the manuscripts of his major works, in which he attempted to translate the insights from the Red Book to a scientific public; his Alchemy Notebooks and the Gnostic and Alchemical works he studied and presented as parallels to his psychology of the unconscious, and which he helped reintroduce into the modern age; and the Eastern texts he presented in collaboration with leading scholars in quest of a universal humanism. This exhibition is more than twice the size of the previous exhibitions, exhibiting many previously unseen works.
Catalogue: Sonu Shamdasani, C. G. Jung: A Biography in Books (New York: W. W. Norton, 2012).
June 17, 2010 to September 25, 2010
The Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
April 11, 2010 to June 6, 2010
The Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
New York City
October 7, 2009 to January 25, 2010
Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, New York
“This exhibition will cast new light on the genesis of Jung’s work and the making of modern psychology…”
~Martin Brauen, Chief Curator, Rubin Museum of Art