Recently, the Prinzhorn Collection was able to acquire with the help of the Brass foundation a unique picture series of 44 drawings. The artist, Wilhelm Werner (1898-1940), lived since 1919 in the Werneck asylum. He drew the images between 1934 and 1938, after his forced sterilisation. He transformed the experience of the degrading intervention into a series of impressively imaginative and original pictures. Two years later Werner became a victim of the Nazi “euthanasia” programme. His series of drawings is shown for the first time at the Prinzhorn Collection from the 17th of March.
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Exposition – Madness & Modernity – Mental Illness and the Visual Arts in Vienna 1900
In January 2010, the Wien Museum opened for four months an exhibition entitled ‘Madness & Modernity – Mental Illness and the Visual Arts in Vienna 1900’.
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