Thursday 28th February 2008 from 8-10pm


Artist's Book by Jane McAdam Freud

60 - 62 ST ANN'S ROAD



'Relative Relations' was nominated by the Freud Museum for the AXA art exhibition catalogue award for best exhibition catalogue of the year.

This art book documents the corresponding exhibition in triptych, symbolically shown in three venues. - Sigmund Freud's last home, now the Freud Museum in London, Freud's first home (Muzeum Novojicinska) in Pribor, Czech Republic and lastly at the Harrow Museum local to Jane's current home.

Freud collected sculpture, Jane makes sculpture. These post-modern pairings explore the link between influence and coincidence, between narration and relation - family stories as life ties - providing our collective connections.

"In 'Relative Relations', ancient and modern objects are displayed side by side, setting up subtle resonances that become more evident as one looks… The Psychoanalyst's great grand-daughter displays remarkable - and individual - talent… Freud family tree bears new fruit for the art world."
Alison Oldham, Camden New Journal

Relative Relations
Jane McAdam Freud

104 pages Full Colour reproductions ISBN 13 978-0-9529848-1-8
32.5 x 25 cm English text. Hardcover
Limited Edition: 300

This limited first edition catalogue features carefully composed colour photographs of the exhibition. Insightful essays and includes a preface by Michael Molnar - Director of The Freud Museum. The introductory essay is by Henry Kim - Curator at the Ashmolean Museum, a closing essay by Rune Frederiksen - Classical Archaeologist and Research Fellow at Wocester College, Oxford University, and an interview with Jane McAdam Freud conducted by Stephen Feeke - Curator at the Henry Moore Institute.

Relative Relations tells a story. 'Chapter one: The Door Opens' leads onto 'Chapter two: Behind the Curtains'. As in a novel these evocative titles unravel the 'plot'. The artist's story is revealed through the paralleled images of her works displayed alongside Freud's antiquities. The narrative is further played out in the revealing interview where she examines the links through their common interest - sculpture. McAdam Freud's journey through the territory of the father of psychoanalysis' is poignantly described.

The catalogue is a result of a twenty month "artist residency" at the Freud Museum.


Jane's film accompanying this show, entitled Dead or Alive…, was on shown at the following venues:

2006 Freud Museum, London
2007 Harrow Museum, London
2007 German Psychoanalytic Society, Berlin
2007 Florence Biennale, Italy
2007 Muzeum Novojicinska, Pribor, Czech Republic
2007 Waterstones Bookstore, Harrow on the Hill, London
2008 Royal College of Art Cross Currents #3 event
2008 Fourth International Symposium Psychoanalysis and Art, Florence, Italy
2008 Philoctetes Centre for the Imagination, New York USA
2009 NYSPI New York Psychoanalitic Society
2009 Medailia Rack and Hamper Gallery, New York USA
2009 Media Tek Lectures, Lung Yingtai Cultural Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan (April 09)
2009 Goethe Institute, German Cultural Centre, Taipei, Taiwan (April 09)

Preview of Dead or Alive


For more information on Relative Relations please reply to:
Jane McAdam Freud Studios, Email:
Tel. 0208 861 1400
Mob. 07786519798


About Jane McAdam Freud:

Jane McAdam Freud is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and a Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. Her works are represented in national and international public collections including the British Museum, National Gallery, Ashmolean Museum, National Museum of Ireland, Berlin State Museum, Brooklyn Museum USA, Rijksmuseum Leiden, Netherlands and the National Gallery of Greece. Her works can be seen in the Gilbert Bayes Sculpture Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.