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To Do / To See: Bedlam – The Asylum and Beyond

 

Head over to the Wellcome Collection to see Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond.

 

With mental illness being more prevalent than ever, this exhibition examines asylums and what they initially represented – “a place of refuges, sanctuary and care” – and questions whether this idea could be reclaimed once more.

 

Works includes pieces by artists, such as David Beales, Richard Dadd, Dora García, Eva Kotátková, Shana Moulton, Erica Scourti, Javier Téllez and personal hero and favourite of mine Adolf Wölfli.

 

This exhibition is running until 15 Jan 2017 (Tuesdays – Sundays 1000 – 1800).

 


THECUBE London is a workspace in East London. Founded by neuroscientist Araceli Camargo in 2009, THECUBE has a history of supporting young artists working within the realm of art and science, and has always admired the Wellcome Collection exploring the connections between medicine, life and art.