Controversial Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed to speak at Freud Museum in Hampstead

PUBLISHED: 15:00 24 March 2013

Martin Creed will be speaking at the Freud Museum in Hampstead

Martin Creed will be speaking at the Freud Museum in Hampstead


The Freud Museum has won the honour of hosting controversial Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed, after competing neck and neck with another London venue in a bid to have him speak.

Mr Creed is best known for winning the Turner Prize in 2001 for his major work entitled The Lights Going On and Off, which featured an empty room in which the lights just that.

The competition, called Museums at Night, pairs 10 galleries across the country with 10 artists who will visit after hours.

For three evenings in May, Mr Creed will deliver a talk at the museum in Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead.

According to the competition website, the talk will provide “a fascinating insight into his artistic practice, interspersed with live musical performance”.

The artist himself has said that his work can be compared to psychoanalysis – making the Freud Museum an ideal venue.

Creed will use free-association to interact with the audience, allowing them to shape the direction of his talk. This will be accompanied by a musical performance from the artist.

For tickets visit the Freud Museum website.

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