Indie-music authority Pitchfork reports that Billy Corgan (of the Smashing Pumpkins) and David Byrne (of the Talking Heads) will participate next month in the Rubin Museum’s upcoming dialogue series on Carl Jung’s recently unearthed Red Book, which If you ever dreamed about listening to Billy Corgan expound upon his thoughts about free-thinking psychologist/philosopher Carl Jung, your time is now. Corgan is one of the many creative types—including David Byrne, Sarah Silverman, and Charlie Kaufman—set to discuss Jung-ian ideas from the famed intellectual’s recently unearthed Red Book with a psychoanalyst as part of Rubin Museum of Art’s upcoming Red Book Dialogues series. (Via TwentyFourBit.)
The NYC museum will also offer audio and video podcasts for most of the discussions. Corgan is set to talk brainy on November 14; Byrne will check in November 21. Click here for the full Red Book Dialogues schedule.
The Rubin Museum describes the event:
In the spirit of RMA’s exhibition The Red Book of C.G. Jung, personalities from many different walks of life will be paired on stage with a psychoanalyst and invited to respond to and interpret a folio from Jung’s Red Book as a starting point for a wide ranging conversation. The guests include composer John Adams, performance artist Marina Abramovic, director John Boorman, musician/artist David Byrne, actress Kathleen Chalfant, Zipcar entrepreneur Robin Chase, Smashing Pumpkins lead Billy Corgan, director Andre Gregory, New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik, author Andrew Harvey, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, documentarian Albert Maysles, graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist of Doubt, John Patrick Shanley; poets Linda Gregg and Tracy K. Smith, painter Philip Taaffe, novelists Gloria Vanderbilt and Alice Walker, and philosopher Cornel West.