The borderline experience of insanity, as it appears in the productions of the 'institutional artists' after 1900, may be understood as delimitation in the psychological as well as in the aesthetic sense. The rebellion against the system of the institution, the assertion of a visionary opposite world and its artistic expression, lead to a fundamental questioning of both the psychiatric practice and the artistic creative process. The delusional capture of the world runs parallel with an increasing affection of (non-psychotic) art or the art market.
|Translated title of the contribution||The avant-garde in the sanatorium: the delimitation of delusion and art|
|Title of host publication||Kulturrebellen|
|Subtitle of host publication||Studien zur anarchistischen Moderne|
|Editors||Christine Magerski, David Roberts|
|Place of Publication||Wiesbaden Germany|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|