The Museum of Everything
The Museum of Everything presents a short film about Studio Gugging in Austria, a progressive art studio for self-taught artists with developmental and other issues.
Gugging is one of the first psychiatric institutions in the world to recognise creatively orientated patients as genuine artists. Der Haus der Künstler is structured as a social care-centre and has been home to the Gugging artists since 1981.
The Art/Brut Center consists of a museum, library, gallery and public studio where the artists are encouraged to create in a supportive non-directed environment. Galerie Gugging exhibits and sells the works of the artists alongside international and contemporary artists.
Studio Gugging was launched in 2001 to offer free space and materials to others interested in art-making. It functions as an activity-based workplace with staff to help when requested.
Artists from Studio Gugging are featured in Exhibition #4 at The Museum of Everything, which runs from from September 2nd until October 25th 2011 at Selfridges of London.
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