Sunday, 8 February 2009

Speaking Out- The Cunningham Dax Collection- Exhibition at Kyoto International Community House until 22nd Feb

Here are the details of an Exhibition that has just started at Kyoto International Community House. There is a free Bilingual booklet giving details about the artists and their work.

From the Catalogue...
Speaking Out features artists who address head on the experience of mental illness or trauma through their art-making. The artists speak of their experience of mental illness in their everyday life. The works tell the very personal stories of experiences of treatment, isolation and stigma.

The exhibition features historical artworks created within psychiatric hospital art-making programs alongside works made by contemporary artists in their own studios. The works feature a range of media including painting, textiles, photography, drawing and collage. These works bring the complexity of the difficulties associated with the experience of mental illness into the public view and allow the artists to speak.