Die Avantgarde in der Heilanstalt: die Entgrenzung des Wahns und der Kunst

Translated title of the contribution: The avant-garde in the sanatorium: the delimitation of delusion and art

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Abstract

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.
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationKulturrebellen
Subtitle of host publicationStudien zur anarchistischen Moderne
EditorsChristine Magerski, David Roberts
Place of PublicationWiesbaden Germany
PublisherSpringer VS
Pages99-115
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783658222758
ISBN (Print)9783658222741
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Weller, C. (2019). Die Avantgarde in der Heilanstalt: die Entgrenzung des Wahns und der Kunst. In C. Magerski, & D. Roberts (Eds.), Kulturrebellen: Studien zur anarchistischen Moderne (pp. 99-115). Springer VS. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-22275-8