PV: Thursday 9 April, 6 – 8 pm
The Royal College of Psychiatrists
21 Prescot Street
London, E1 8BB
Nearest tube: Adgate East
The Cass School of Art MA Curating the Contemporary students present their first exhibition in collaboration with the Royal College of Psychiatrists that draws on the history of Melancholy & Raving Madness, two XVIII Century Caius Ciber statues, to investigate improvements in the treatment of mental health through contemporary art.
The show features newly commissioned multi-media works by Mikey Cook, Travis Jeppesen, Jérémie Magar and Daniel Silver, which respond to the statues and bring back their presence under a new, positive meaning.
The project is born under the initiative of David Gryn, director of Artprojx, for The Royal College of Psychiatrists.
The exhibition is accompanied by a publication featuring essays and writings by art historian and critic Richard Cork, Caro Howell, Director of the Foundling Museum, and artist, novelist and art critic Travis Jeppesen, and contains original illustrations by painter Erol Arguden.
The exhibition is curated by Caterina Berardi, Rebecca Edwards, Jack Parrott and Mariaelena Soligo.