Art as a Type of Therapy – Lives and Works of Artists in German, Swiss and Austrian Psychiatries in the 20th Century

After avant-garde artists had widened the use of traditional materials, styles and groups of creators to support the upgrading of psychotic artworks, psychiatric clinics became places of art production in the 20th century. As creative designing was institutionally embedded within these facilities from the 1950s onwards, questions about its functions within these contexts arose. This…