ETERNITY HAS NO DOOR OF ESCAPE
Followed by a discussion by Claire Coia and Tony Lewis from the Open Museum and Dr Cheryl McGeachan from the University of Glasgow about the Art Extraordinary collection and Scottish outsider art.
Arthur Borgnis | France | 2017 | 80m
French, German, English with English subtitles
This compelling documentary retraces the tumultuous history of outsider art, inviting us to question our aesthetic values and the ways we treat madness in our society. With stunning images and previously unseen archival footage, it reveals an often hidden side of the art world.
The screening will be followed by a discussion and object handling session led by Claire Coia, Open Museum Curator, and Tony Scott, Scottish History Curator, at Glasgow Museums, and Dr Cheryl McGeachan, Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Glasgow.
Mental health care in Scotland has resulted in artistic work being produced for many years. Donated to Glasgow Museums, Art Extraordinary represents the pioneering work of Scottish art therapist Joyce Laing. It is a unique collection of Scottish ‘outsider art’ based on her work with mental health, focusing on people with a compulsion to create art.
Join us to hear how we are working with communities to research the collection, with an opportunity to see some of these amazing artworks up close.