Exhibition: “Art in the Asylum. Creativity and the Evolution of Psychiatry” (Nottingham)

ART IN THE ASYLUM

CREATIVITY AND THE EVOLUTION OF PSYCHIATRY

Admission Free
Saturday 07 September – Sunday 03 November 11am – 5pm
Djanogly Art Gallery
Art in the Asylum presents the first examination of the evolution of artistic activity in British psychiatric institutions from the early 1800s to the 1970s. With over 100 loans from national and international archives, the exhibition traces the historical shift from invasive treatments of mental disorders to a more humane regime in which creativity played a significant role.
Uncovering fascinating stories, this historical overview provides insight into the diagnostic and therapeutic use of patient artwork, its influence on the development of humane psychiatric practice, and its wider recognition by artists associated with Art Brut and so-called Outsider Art.
PLEASE NOTE
The Djanogly Art Gallery runs reduced opening hours on a Sunday, the Gallery will be open 12pm-4pm.
For more information, click here.
  1. I raised ethical problems with displaying “Outsider Art” in Los Angeles here: http://clarespark.com/2009/06/04/modernity-and-mass-death/. “Modernity and mass death.”

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