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Thursday 05 March 2009. Part of Excursions.

ADA Rotterdam organised an excursion to Ghent on Thursday the 5th of March 2009. We visited the exhibition Towards Confluence and the museum of Dr. Guislain.

Towards Confluence

The nine artists and two curators involved came from different national and political backgrounds. In the exhibition space they met in order to see how, when and why things come together or why some things are separated and never meet. The exhibition was curated by Remco de Blaaij and Kamila Wielebska and the artists showing their work were: Æ (Ramon Hulspas and Erik Vermeulen) / Erica Boom / Tamara Dees / Grzegorz Klaman / Joanna Malinowska / Tanja Muravskaja / Patrycja Orzechowska / Ernő Rubik.

Dr. Guislain Museum

The museum is housed in a 19th century psychiatric hospital. Different collections were on view. The first collection included outsider art, the second was an ongoing inquiry into how photography reveals attitudes about madness past and present, and the third collection was about the history of the hospital and Dr. Guislain, and thus the cultural history of madness.

The museum of Dr. Guislain
The museum of Dr. Guislain
The cafeteria of the museum of Dr. Guislain
The cafeteria of the museum of Dr. Guislain
A cabinet with various medical tools
A cabinet with various medical tools
Inspecting some of the objects on display
Inspecting some of the objects on display
Educational tools from the collection of the museum
Educational tools from the collection of the museum