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Works by Johann Hauser, Aloïse Corbaz, Adolf Wölfli and Unica Zürn on loan from the Collection de l'Art Brut to the Djanogly Art Gallery/ University of Nottingham (UK)

The Collection de l'Art Brut takes pleasure in lending out several works by Hauser, Aloïse, Wölfli and Zürn, to be shown at the Djanogly Art Gallery (University of Nottingham) exhibition "Art in the Asylum - Creativity and the evolution of psychiatry".

The exhibition 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, it 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.

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