Conference 13 & 14 January 2017
An Artist Between Avant-Garde and Institution
In addition to being a recognized professional expressionist artist with psychiatric experience, Paul Goesch also occupies an outstanding position in the Prinzhorn Collection. Furthermore, his life and his art are a particularly impressive example of the contact and relationship between art and mental illness in modernity - a field of research that has not only been the focus of research at the Prinzhorn Collection since the opening of the museum, but that has also become an important field of interest in German, French and Italian media and art history, since the turn of the century. The conference with speakers from Germany and France examines both Paul Goesch's connections to the avant-garde and cultural events of his time, as well as his stay in psychiatric institutions...
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