Art in the Asylum

Art in the Asylum

Sat, 2013-09-07 17:00

'Art in the Asylum: Creativity and the Evolution of Psychiatry'
The Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham
7 September - 3 November.
The exhibition curated by psychiatrists Esra Plomer and Victoria Tischler looks at the evolution of artistic activity in British asylums from the early 1800s to 1970 with work selected from national and international exhibitions.

http://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/Exhibitions/ViewEvent.html?e=2383&c=5&d=2700

'Art in the Asylum: Creativity and the Evolution of Psychiatry'
The Djanogly Art Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham
7 September - 3 November.
The exhibition curated by psychiatrists Esra Plomer and Victoria Tischler looks at the evolution of artistic activity in British asylums from the early 1800s to 1970 with work selected from national and international exhibitions.

http://www.lakesidearts.org.uk/Exhibitions/ViewEvent.html?e=2383&c=5&d=2700

Comments

Extraordinary and fascinating stuff - a certain fragile state of mind is apparent in most of these works; reminding me of Syd Barrett's solo albums c.1970.

Andy.

Hullo Andy,

been interested in 'outsider' art since I was introduced to it at art school. It is fascinating and I think raises questions about both Art ( capital a) and artists.

Best,
Arthur

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