Bedlam – a Danish Way to Seek for Madness

From : 2011-08-12 To : 2011-10-02

In an exhibition "BEDLAM. On normality and other obsessions" eight danish artists explores the edges of madness and criticaly values  the concept of normality. "Bedlam" was an asylum in London. In 18th century visitation of Bedlam became a great entertainment, called "The show of Bedlams' psycho" and was charged for one penny.

During one year round Bedlam was visited by 100 000 visitors. Everybody was allowed to bring their sticks in order to poke and push imprisoned patients. That is why the concept of Bedlam became the symbol of confusion and the place of terror.

Participating artists: Nanna Gro Henningsen, Nina Maria Kleivan, Lotte Tauber Lassen, Pernelle Maegaard, Vicky Steptoe, Karen Gabel Madsen, Bodil Brems and Jeanette Land Schou.



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