exhibition
Mirjam Devriendt

Eric De Volder

Archive
16.10.21 - 16.01.22

Eric De Volder combined his work as a stage director with his activity as a collector. His plays were developed after finding a note, an obituary or any other kind of correspondence. These little stories gained their place in his archive. After his death in 2010, this archive was included in the collection of the Dr. Guislain Museum, where it was researched and registered. In Eric De Volder. Archive we show the complete archive as an art installation which invites you to explore, but at the same time also hides all kinds of thing. A walk from cabinet to cabinet, from pile to pile, tells the biggest story through the tiniest object.

exhibition

Echoes from Istanbul

16.10.21 - 16.01.22

On the 7th of December 2017 the Office of Foreign Affairs calls artist Michaël Bloos and his sister: ”Your father lost everything, including himself, in the streets of Istanbul. We don’t know where he is.” Brother and sister embark on search through the old town on the border between East and West. In the eyes of Bloos this search is more than the start of a mere physical quest. This journey for his psychotic father is also the beginning of an investigation into his own relationship with insanity and his fear of becoming mad.

exhibition

Circonstances

Fernand Deligny
30.10.21 - 29.05.22

For one year the Dr. Guislain Museum welcomes the inspiring French pedagogue Fernand Deligny, who was also a philosopher, writer, film director and artist. In 1967 he started a network of care in the Cévennes for children often struggling with an autistic condition. Experimentation was keys: without any help of the spoken language, Deligny created a small community radically different from life in an institution. Circonstances is, in the first section, an exhibition of his maps with ‘lignes d’erre’. Further on, it transforms into a working place designed by the artist Simon Allemeersch and youngsters from the Ghent psychiatry. The question ‘How can we be inspired by the ideas of Deligny in the modern era’ is crucial for the whole project.   

news

MindTour

01.09.20 - 31.12.22

Until the end of 2022 the Dr. Guislain Museum is one of the participating partners in the project MindTour (Mindful Tourism Services for Mentally Disordered People). This Erasmus + funded project aims to make tourism organisations (with a special focus on museums) more accessible to people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental vulnerability.

Duration: 01/09/2020 – 31/12/2022

Budget for the total project: 232.539 euro

Project partners:

  • Estonia: University of Tartu and Pärnu Museum
  • Latvia: University of Latvia and Zeit Hotel
  • Belgium: Thomas More Mechelen-Antwerpen and Dr. Guislain Museum

Main target groups:

  • Organisations that offer tourism services
  • Persons with intellectual disabilities and/or mental vulnerability and their families
  • The participating higher education institutions

Results:

  • Situation scan of the current regional tourism services for people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental vulnerability
  • To develop and test prototypes of tourism services
  • Implementation roadmap for the creation and upscaling of the prototypes
  • Assessment tool for the evaluation of accessibility of tourism services for people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental vulnerability
  • The results of this study will be published through various channels and methods.

Project collaborators Dr. Guislain Museum:

  • Yoon Hee Lamot: exhibitions, communication and international projects
  • Kristine Timperman: educational service and community projects
exhibition
Mirjam Devriendt

Eric De Volder

Archive
16.10.21 - 16.01.22

Eric De Volder combined his work as a stage director with his activity as a collector. His plays were developed after finding a note, an obituary or any other kind of correspondence. These little stories gained their place in his archive. After his death in 2010, this archive was included in the collection of the Dr. Guislain Museum, where it was researched and registered. In Eric De Volder. Archive we show the complete archive as an art installation which invites you to explore, but at the same time also hides all kinds of thing. A walk from cabinet to cabinet, from pile to pile, tells the biggest story through the tiniest object.

exhibition

Echoes from Istanbul

16.10.21 - 16.01.22

On the 7th of December 2017 the Office of Foreign Affairs calls artist Michaël Bloos and his sister: ”Your father lost everything, including himself, in the streets of Istanbul. We don’t know where he is.” Brother and sister embark on search through the old town on the border between East and West. In the eyes of Bloos this search is more than the start of a mere physical quest. This journey for his psychotic father is also the beginning of an investigation into his own relationship with insanity and his fear of becoming mad.

exhibition

Circonstances

Fernand Deligny
30.10.21 - 29.05.22

For one year the Dr. Guislain Museum welcomes the inspiring French pedagogue Fernand Deligny, who was also a philosopher, writer, film director and artist. In 1967 he started a network of care in the Cévennes for children often struggling with an autistic condition. Experimentation was keys: without any help of the spoken language, Deligny created a small community radically different from life in an institution. Circonstances is, in the first section, an exhibition of his maps with ‘lignes d’erre’. Further on, it transforms into a working place designed by the artist Simon Allemeersch and youngsters from the Ghent psychiatry. The question ‘How can we be inspired by the ideas of Deligny in the modern era’ is crucial for the whole project.   

exhibition

Unhinged

On Jitterbugs, Melancholics and Mad-Doctors
12.10.19 - 31.12.22

Madness deranges, it throws us off balance, and makes us lose our footing. It leads us to the edge of normality. But where does the norm end and chaos begin? And who decides where to draw the line?

Unhinged, the new collection presentation, tells the story of fools, idiots and madmen, but also stresses the importance of mental wellbeing in an increasingly complex society. Through five themes the exhibition analyses that ‘other’ that disturbs as well as fascinates. For a long time ‘abnormal’ behaviour was locked up in impressive institutions, but today psychiatric care reaches far beyond those walls. The exhibition draws attention to the evolution and influence of power relations in psychiatry and tries to grasp the many labels that are a help as well as a hindrance. It brings the mind-body debate to the fore and shows how imagination gives perspective and makes the unspeakable visible.

Unhinged mixes unique pieces with compelling anecdotes, big theories with hidden testimonies. Objects, books and arts come and go. Rather than burying psychiatry in history, Unhinged emphasizes the acute importance of mental health today.

exhibition
Nek Chand

The Cabinets

Art Collections from the Collectie De Stadshof Foundation and the Dr. Guislain Museum
11.02.20 - 31.12.21

Art is an essential part of life. It touches us, stimulates our imagination and makes us reflect about mankind and society. Because of its virtuosity and expressiveness, art can be shamelessly beautiful and evoke a sense of awe.

Contemporary museums exhibit work by professional artists. Few museums focus on collecting and exhibiting work from original talents, people who did not get the opportunity to study art or who are not part of the regular art circuit for one reason or another. They are usually artistic loners, nonconformists, who make unorthodox choices in terms of the materials and techniques they use. Their motifs are often personal. Their works are intense and unique.

The Cabinets provides a platform for ‘solitary creators’ whose work will be arranged in changing presentations: recent acquisitions are exhibited, vulnerable works are returned to the depot and new themes are addressed.

The Cabinets is a collaboration between the Collectie De Stadshof Foundation and the Dr. Guislain Museum. It presents works of some thirty different artists.

The Museum Dr. Guislain’s collection started off with a small collection of visual art created by artistically-gifted psychiatric patients and mentally challenged persons. In 2002, the collection in Ghent expanded tremendously with the internationally acclaimed collection of De Stadshof Collection Foundation, which is on long term loan. This top-of-the-bill collection – from naïve art to art brut – has more than 6,000 pieces by nearly 400 outsider artists such as A.C.M., Herman Bossert, Nek Chand, Paul Duhem, Luiz Figueiredo, Madge Gill, Siebe Wiemer Glastra, Bertus Jonkers, Pavel Leonov, Bonaria Manca, Markus Meurer, Michel Nedjar, Oswald Tschirtner, Willem van Genk, and August Walla.

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exhibition

Eric De Volder

Archive
16.10.21 - 16.01.22

Eric De Volder combined his work as a stage director with his activity as a collector. His plays were developed after finding a note, an obituary or any other kind of correspondence. These little stories gained their place in his archive. After his death in 2010, this archive was included in the collection of the Dr. Guislain Museum, where it was researched and registered. In Eric De Volder. Archive we show the complete archive as an art installation which invites you to explore, but at the same time also hides all kinds of thing. A walk from cabinet to cabinet, from pile to pile, tells the biggest story through the tiniest object.

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exhibition

Echoes from Istanbul

16.10.21 - 16.01.22

On the 7th of December 2017 the Office of Foreign Affairs calls artist Michaël Bloos and his sister: ”Your father lost everything, including himself, in the streets of Istanbul. We don’t know where he is.” Brother and sister embark on search through the old town on the border between East and West. In the eyes of Bloos this search is more than the start of a mere physical quest. This journey for his psychotic father is also the beginning of an investigation into his own relationship with insanity and his fear of becoming mad.

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exhibition

Circonstances

Fernand Deligny
30.10.21 - 29.05.22

For one year the Dr. Guislain Museum welcomes the inspiring French pedagogue Fernand Deligny, who was also a philosopher, writer, film director and artist. In 1967 he started a network of care in the Cévennes for children often struggling with an autistic condition. Experimentation was keys: without any help of the spoken language, Deligny created a small community radically different from life in an institution. Circonstances is, in the first section, an exhibition of his maps with ‘lignes d’erre’. Further on, it transforms into a working place designed by the artist Simon Allemeersch and youngsters from the Ghent psychiatry. The question ‘How can we be inspired by the ideas of Deligny in the modern era’ is crucial for the whole project.   

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exhibition

Unhinged

On Jitterbugs, Melancholics and Mad-Doctors
12.10.19 - 31.12.22

Madness deranges, it throws us off balance, and makes us lose our footing. It leads us to the edge of normality. But where does the norm end and chaos begin? And who decides where to draw the line?

Unhinged, the new collection presentation, tells the story of fools, idiots and madmen, but also stresses the importance of mental wellbeing in an increasingly complex society. Through five themes the exhibition analyses that ‘other’ that disturbs as well as fascinates. For a long time ‘abnormal’ behaviour was locked up in impressive institutions, but today psychiatric care reaches far beyond those walls. The exhibition draws attention to the evolution and influence of power relations in psychiatry and tries to grasp the many labels that are a help as well as a hindrance. It brings the mind-body debate to the fore and shows how imagination gives perspective and makes the unspeakable visible.

Unhinged mixes unique pieces with compelling anecdotes, big theories with hidden testimonies. Objects, books and arts come and go. Rather than burying psychiatry in history, Unhinged emphasizes the acute importance of mental health today.

Read more
exhibition

The Cabinets

Art Collections from the Collectie De Stadshof Foundation and the Dr. Guislain Museum
11.02.20 - 31.12.21

Art is an essential part of life. It touches us, stimulates our imagination and makes us reflect about mankind and society. Because of its virtuosity and expressiveness, art can be shamelessly beautiful and evoke a sense of awe.

Contemporary museums exhibit work by professional artists. Few museums focus on collecting and exhibiting work from original talents, people who did not get the opportunity to study art or who are not part of the regular art circuit for one reason or another. They are usually artistic loners, nonconformists, who make unorthodox choices in terms of the materials and techniques they use. Their motifs are often personal. Their works are intense and unique.

The Cabinets provides a platform for ‘solitary creators’ whose work will be arranged in changing presentations: recent acquisitions are exhibited, vulnerable works are returned to the depot and new themes are addressed.

The Cabinets is a collaboration between the Collectie De Stadshof Foundation and the Dr. Guislain Museum. It presents works of some thirty different artists.

The Museum Dr. Guislain’s collection started off with a small collection of visual art created by artistically-gifted psychiatric patients and mentally challenged persons. In 2002, the collection in Ghent expanded tremendously with the internationally acclaimed collection of De Stadshof Collection Foundation, which is on long term loan. This top-of-the-bill collection – from naïve art to art brut – has more than 6,000 pieces by nearly 400 outsider artists such as A.C.M., Herman Bossert, Nek Chand, Paul Duhem, Luiz Figueiredo, Madge Gill, Siebe Wiemer Glastra, Bertus Jonkers, Pavel Leonov, Bonaria Manca, Markus Meurer, Michel Nedjar, Oswald Tschirtner, Willem van Genk, and August Walla.

Read more
news

MindTour

01.09.20 - 31.12.22

Until the end of 2022 the Dr. Guislain Museum is one of the participating partners in the project MindTour (Mindful Tourism Services for Mentally Disordered People). This Erasmus + funded project aims to make tourism organisations (with a special focus on museums) more accessible to people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental vulnerability.

Duration: 01/09/2020 – 31/12/2022

Budget for the total project: 232.539 euro

Project partners:

  • Estonia: University of Tartu and Pärnu Museum
  • Latvia: University of Latvia and Zeit Hotel
  • Belgium: Thomas More Mechelen-Antwerpen and Dr. Guislain Museum

Main target groups:

  • Organisations that offer tourism services
  • Persons with intellectual disabilities and/or mental vulnerability and their families
  • The participating higher education institutions

Results:

  • Situation scan of the current regional tourism services for people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental vulnerability
  • To develop and test prototypes of tourism services
  • Implementation roadmap for the creation and upscaling of the prototypes
  • Assessment tool for the evaluation of accessibility of tourism services for people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental vulnerability
  • The results of this study will be published through various channels and methods.

Project collaborators Dr. Guislain Museum:

  • Yoon Hee Lamot: exhibitions, communication and international projects
  • Kristine Timperman: educational service and community projects
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