Research Prizes

Alexandra Sch├╝ssler
PhD dissertation:
Wahnsinn auf Papier und Leinwand. Sublimation und Exploitation im Haus der K├╝nstler in Gugging

The subject of the book is the practice in the psychiatric clinic Maria Gugging: the problematic and moral questions that arise when psychiatric patients become artists; the emergence and growth of the trade in their art and the role of the doctors in attendance, the collectioneurs and the inhabitants of the 'Haus der Kunstler' themselves.

Faculty of Social Sciences, Free University Amsterdam
Supervisor: Prof. J. Verrips