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Cause of Death : euthanasia

A very interesting exhibition is presented at the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece, Cause of Death : Euthanasia: works from the Prinzhorn Collection. The exhibition presents works from the Prinzhorn Collection of the Psychiatric Clinic of the University of  Heidelberg. The visitors will be able to see 96 works made by 18 artists that were mental patients. These patients and many more were victims of the euthanasia programme of the Nazis during 1939-1944.The patients mainly suffering from schizophrenia or severe depression were expressing their frustrations and feelings by drawing and painting. One could easily diagnose that something is different just by observing the works of art, which some of them could be characterized as brilliant. The exhibition will be held until March 13, 2011 and is organized by the Hellenic Psychiatric Association along  with the Benaki Museum and the Goethe Institute.


Hans Prinzhorn (1886-1933) was a doctor and an art historian. After World War I, Prinzhorn took  paintings  from several psychiatric institutions and he managed to create the Heidelberg collection.  The most positive outcome of his effort was that the so far marginalized “mad” patients were  progressively socially accepted. The “mad” art was at the center of attention as well as the people  evolved  who  were treated not just like  insane patients but human beings. Art  and psychiatry were  combined and became a strong unity against politics of that period who were the true insane .



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Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Fair

The 4th Children’s and Young Adults’ Book Fair is held by the National Book Centre of Greece and the Ministry of Culture, with the cooperation of children’ s book publishers and the Circle of the Greek Children’s Book. Children of all ages along with their parents will have the opppurtunity to explore books and enjoy themselves. There will be also seminars and lectures by teachers, child psychologists and educators about various subjects that interest professionals and parents .The fair will be held at HELEXPO center from the 28th to 31st of January 2011.

Michelangelo :the drawings of a genius

At the same gallery in Vienna, another significant exhibition is presented with the drawings of Michelangelo. The exhibition, Michelangelo : the drawings of  a genius, will be held until January 9,  2011. The works that the visitors will see are mainly studies of the human body. For more information about this exhibition and the Picasso exhibition check again at albertina

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Picasso :peace and freedom

Starting from Semptember 22nd, The Albertina Gallery in Vienna presents an interesting exhibition on Picasso, called Picasso :peace and freedom. The visitors will have the chance to see drawings and paintings of the great painter. The exhibition will be held until 16 January 2011.


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