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Madness is Female

Madness is Female
GHENT  •  Museum Dr Guislain  •  Ongoing

Art by female patients in mental institutions around 1900. The Prinzhorn Collection.

Over a century ago female mental patients had a leading part in the cultural fantasy. But when it came to social life they did not play any role at all. Instead, they and their work were locked away behind the walls of an institution. Male ‘mad’ artists were less likely to meet that fate. Madness is female presents the female artists in the famous Heidelberg Collection by Hans Prinzhorn (Germany).

The show links their works of art with works by contemporary female artists such as Gerda Dendooven, Marlène Dumas (South-Africa), Lisa Niederreiter (Germany), Annelies Slabbynck and Lieve Van Stappen.

Museum Dr Guislain Web Site

Contact: Jozef Guislainstraat
43 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Tel: (32) 9 216 35 95

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