Bedlam: the asylum and beyond
Wellcome Collection, 2016
Taking Bethlem Royal Hospital as its starting point, this exhibition presented archive material, medical records with individual testimonies, alongside artworks to interrogate the original ideal that the asylum represented – a place of refuge, sanctuary and care – and asked whether and how this ideal could be reclaimed. Curated by Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz and Mike Jay with 3D design by muf, and new artworks by The Vacuum Cleaner and Erica Scourti. Exhibition photography ©Wellcome 2016 (images 1, 2 & 4).