MINDMAP

The Work: co-Curator and programmanager in association with Odapark for MINDMAP- a manifestation about Visual Art and Psychiatry in Venray opening May 25th till October 14th 2012

The artists i had ‘under my wings’ were: Philip Akkerman, Franco Angeloni (IT), Sara Asnaghi (IT), Silvia B., Hans van Bentem, Mitsy Groenendijk, KAMP HORST, Kiki Lamers, Annaleen Louwes, Daniel Maalman and Paul de Reus.

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“Artists and psychiatric patients may feel related in the way of dealing with reality. They feel that reality does not exist, these two groups have the awareness of multiple realities. The world around us is one world; the one in our heads another. This is confusing, for ourselves and for others, but it is a vision which we learn to deal with (if we’re lucky). A vision born out of chaos, but one that yields the most beautiful realities.”

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On the question of whether creativity can be effectively recovered in the physical form of someone’s brains, MINDMAP gives no answer. We show examples, examine stories and discuss theories. Above all, we accept a connection, because we feel for art and for people who live their lives in the world of psychiatry. We recognize each other’s view of reality. Bringing these visions to attention is what MINDMAP wants to do. We do this eminently in the city of Venray, base of one of Holland’s most important centers for psychiatric care.

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read the full synopsis here

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The Line Up: