Artistic Strategies in Psychiatry - WochenKlausur

research project

Artistic Strategies in Psychiatry WochenKlausur

11/09/2016 - 02/10/2016

The artist group WochenKlausur will establish a unique annual Artists in Residence Programme focusing on artistic strategies in psychiatry and mental healthcare, organised by Van Abbemuseum and the GGzE.

The Programme invites artists and artist groups working in the field of social art to develop projects on site at the GGzE during a period of two months. The Programme aims at reducing prejudices against mental healthcare and psychiatry, improving the living conditions of patients and enabling a better inclusion in society.

From 11.09 until 2.10.2016 WochenKlausur will work on site at the Van Abbemuseum to put this Artists in Residence Programme into action.


At invitation of different art institutions the Vienna-based artist group WochenKlausur develops concrete proposals to accomplish effective improvements to socio-political deficiencies. WochenKlausur regards art as an opportunity for achieving long-term improvements in human coexistence. Since 1993 more than 40 projects have been realised all over the world.