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Institute of Modern Art – Let the Healing Begin with Art

Institute of Modern Art – Let the Healing Begin with Art

Brisbane’s Institute of Modern Art’s current exhibition Let the Healing Begin is on display until the end of April. The Brisbane art lover can embrace the notion that art makes us better people, it can even heal our souls… The website states:

“In the art world, ‘art therapy’ is the butt of endless jokes. Nevertheless, contemporary art is riddled with therapeutic subtexts and strategies. The Institute of Modern Art’s current show, Let the Healing Begin on exhibition until 30th April 2011, features works that address therapy and tackles this directly. Some of the works endorse therapeutic imperatives, some satirise them, others are undecided. The line-up is a mix of local and international artists, dating from 1967 until now.”

This Thursday 7th April 2011 features a panel discussion Talking Cure where Justin Clemens (ex-Secretary, Lacan Circle of Melbourne), Dani Marti (artist), Mike Parr (artist), Scott Stephens (Online Editor of Religion and Ethics, ABC), and chair, Miranda Wallace (Queensland Art Gallery) discuss the show and will tease out the relationship between art and therapy.

“The show was prompted by the work of Melbourne artist Stuart Ringholt, who is known for his autobiographical book Hashish Psychosis: What It’s Like to Be Mentally Ill and Recover. He is represented with a selection of works, including portrait mirrors with circles painted on them and collages of faces, which suggest problems in recognising and relating to self and to others.”

To discover more about this exhibition, visit the IMA website.

Yours in Art
Angie Rapisarda

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