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Outings – Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond
Thursday 17th November 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Follow the rise and fall of the mental asylum and explore how it has shaped the complex landscape of mental health today. Reimagine the institution, informed by the experiences of the patients, doctors, artists and reformers who inhabited the asylum or created alternatives to it. Taking Bethlem Royal Hospital as a starting point, ‘Bedlam: the asylum and beyond’ juxtaposes historical material and medical records with individual testimonies and works by artists such as David Beales, Richard Dadd, Dora García, Eva Kotátková, Madlove: A Designer Asylum, Shana Moulton, Erica Scourti and Adolf Wölfli, whose works reflect or reimagine the institution, as both a physical and a virtual space.