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Dooreman

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14.02.15 - 12.04.15

From 14 February until 22 March the Dr. Guislain Museum exhibits drawings by Dooreman. Since 2007 Dooreman designs as graphic designer the posters, folders and catalogues that gave the Dr. Guislain museum its recognizable style. On the occasion of the Henry Van de Velde Award, that he recently received for his career, the museum gives special attention to an often overlooked part Dooreman's oeuvre: his drawings. Even though he is mostly known and popular for his graphic design, his drawings remain the interesting starting point of his career. They may have been less remembered, but they are of an excellent quality.

Earlier this year Gert Dooreman received the Henry Van de Velde Award for his career. On occasion of this award Dooreman publishes an updated, extensive and enhanced reissue of his acclaimed  monograph in collaboration with Lannoo. This book not only highlights his typography and graphic design, but also pays attention to his illustrations, complemented by some of his recent work.

Gert Dooreman started his career as an illustrator for, among others, De Morgen, Playboy and De Standaard. For about fifteen years he combined his activities as an illustrator with those of graphic designer, after which he focused solely on graphic design and especially on typography. He made his name as regular designer for Tom Lanoye’s books, he restyled De Standaard and Humo, designs posters for several theatre companies, and books for just about all the important publishing companies in Flanders and The Netherlands.

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Dr. Guislain Award 2015

Nominate your candidate
06.01.15 - 31.03.15

The Dr. Guislain Award highlights and rewards individuals, organisations or projects that have made an exceptional contribution in the social or cultural field in breaking the chains of stigma with regard to mental illness. It is aimed at initiatives that deal with mental health care in a responsible, clear and dynamic way and initiatives that promote the creativity of those suffering from mental illness, including the prevention of social exclusion by questioning behaviour in its social context. This concerns initiatives which emphasise the dignity of sufferers in a passionate, creative and innovative way.

$50,000 is linked to this international prize, which is awarded annually on the occasion of World Mental Health Day. The winner must use the prize money in a way that reflects the winning initiative. Applications may be freely submitted, after which the decision will be made by an independent jury whose members have worldwide authority in the field of mental health care.

In 2012, the Museum Dr. Guislain and Janssen Research and Development have joined together to demonstrate the continuing need to educate the general public on the harmful effects of social exclusion – from their condition growing worse to not seeking treatment because of the shame they feel, or fear of the way they will be treated. On October 9th, 2014, Robin Hammond, a New Zealand native who now lives in Paris, received the third Dr. Guislain Award in New York, USA. Let his story, which you can find below, inspire you to nominate your own candidate.
 
Nominations for the Dr. Guislain Award 2015 are open until March 1st, 2015 and are easily done. In a first stage, nominations are done by filling out a short nomination form on the website of the Dr. Guislain Award. From these nominations, the most inspiring ones will be selected and asked to provide more in-depth information, which will be presented to the jury for deliberation. Please find further details and the nomination form on http://www.drguislainaward.org The award ceremony will take place in Ghent on October 8th, 2015, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day.

Did you already nominate a candidate for the last edition? We would be pleased to receive this nomination again for the Dr. Guislain Award 2015. New developments can turn your project into a winner for this year’s edition.
 
 
The inspiring story of Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond, a documentary photographer and filmmaker, has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Dr. Guislain “Breaking the Chains of Stigma” Award for his striking photojournalism that exposes the mistreatment of mentally ill people in African nations in crisis.
 
“The Dr. Guislain Award is proud to honor the work of advocates like Mr. Hammond who have illuminated the fight against stigma related to mental illness,” said Siri Hustvedt, jury member of the Dr. Guislain Award selection committee and internationally known author of twelve books, including an account of her own neurological illness. “Through the power of photography, Hammond has raised crucial awareness of the challenges faced by people with mental illness in countries were mental health care is under-resourced or nonexistent.”
 
Mr. Hammond’s photography of mentally ill people in nations such as the South Sudan, Liberia and Uganda document the struggles faced by patients with brain disorders in many developing nations. The resulting images, many of which are striking and unsettling, have been published in a photo book entitled, “CONDEMNED-Mental Health in African Countries in Crisis.” Hammond was named the recipient of the 2014 Pictures of the Year International World Understanding Award for the project. These photographs also won second place in the 2014 World Press Photo of the Year awards and will be exhibited in 100 cities throughout the world to an anticipated 3.5 million visitors. Mr. Hammond delivers lectures throughout the world on the effects of stigma and the need to advocate for these patients.
 
“The goal of my work is to create awareness of and a voice for people with mental illness who have been forgotten by society, and to begin dialogue that will lead to change,” said Hammond.  “It has been enormously rewarding to experience the outpouring of support for my work on behalf of patients and their loved ones.”
 
With the aid of several grassroots organizations, Hammond plans to develop a traveling exhibit that will feature new photographs, images from the CONDEMNED book, information on mental illness and anti-stigma messages. The exhibit will be displayed both in nations providing support and those countries most affected by stigma.
 
“Mr. Hammond’s passionate advocacy holds the potential to transform the public perception of these illnesses,” said Brother René Stockman, general manager of the Museum Dr. Guislain. “To see and experience his work is to understand the ongoing need for mental health activism and education, particularly in the most remote of nations.”
 

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© Wenzel Hollar (1607–1677)

Characteristic Faces

On hawk noses and chipmunk cheeks
14.03.15 - 21.09.15

Prejudice and stereotypes are as old as humanity itself. In Ancient Greece there already was lots of speculation on the meaning of bodily and facial structures. What does the face hide? Is there a way of ‘reading’ the head? Does the ‘born criminal’ exist?

Why do we believe that the outside tells something more about the inside, about our way of thinking and our talents? Characteristic Faces. On hawk noses and chipmunk cheeks questions the relationship between inside and out and its presence in psychiatry, criminology, and the public opinion. The exhibition illustrates this intriguing but problematic history. At the same time it shows how these old notions are still present today. The role prejudice and stereotypes play in the media and in everyday life must not be underestimated.

Characteristic Faces is a coproduction with Teylers Museum in Harlem, The Netherlands.

A richly illustrated catalogue of the same name accompanies the exhibition. (Dutch and Eng., 160 p., Uitgeverij Lannoo)

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© Erwin Olaf

Dark Chambers

On melancholy and depression
18.10.14 - 31.05.15

The tormented and depressed soul has always provoked questions. What is the difference between a depressed genius and the madman haunted by melancholic temperaments? What is the influence of the different bodily fluids on a man’s state of mind? Was melancholy caused by an excess of black bile? In which way is man subject to the changing of the seasons and what is the mysterious role of the planet Saturn?

Dark Chambers shows different forms of this age-old melancholy, but also sheds light on its contemporary and pathological counterpart, depression. It shows that melancholy has not only affected many artists and researchers, but also has inspired them. Dark Chambers takes a closer look at this artistic fascination and confronts it with the psychological dimension.

A richly illustrated catalogue accompanies this exhibition (N/F/E, 144 p., Uitgeverij Hannibal).

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dooreman

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14.02.15 - 12.04.15

From 14 February until 22 March the Dr. Guislain Museum exhibits drawings by Dooreman. Since 2007 Dooreman designs as graphic designer the posters, folders and catalogues that gave the Dr. Guislain museum its recognizable style. On the occasion of the Henry Van de Velde Award, that he recently received for his career, the museum gives special attention to an often overlooked part Dooreman's oeuvre: his drawings. Even though he is mostly known and popular for his graphic design, his drawings remain the interesting starting point of his career. They may have been less remembered, but they are of an excellent quality.

Earlier this year Gert Dooreman received the Henry Van de Velde Award for his career. On occasion of this award Dooreman publishes an updated, extensive and enhanced reissue of his acclaimed  monograph in collaboration with Lannoo. This book not only highlights his typography and graphic design, but also pays attention to his illustrations, complemented by some of his recent work.

Gert Dooreman started his career as an illustrator for, among others, De Morgen, Playboy and De Standaard. For about fifteen years he combined his activities as an illustrator with those of graphic designer, after which he focused solely on graphic design and especially on typography. He made his name as regular designer for Tom Lanoye’s books, he restyled De Standaard and Humo, designs posters for several theatre companies, and books for just about all the important publishing companies in Flanders and The Netherlands.

Read more
tentoonstelling

Characteristic Faces

On hawk noses and chipmunk cheeks
14.03.15 - 21.09.15

Prejudice and stereotypes are as old as humanity itself. In Ancient Greece there already was lots of speculation on the meaning of bodily and facial structures. What does the face hide? Is there a way of ‘reading’ the head? Does the ‘born criminal’ exist?

Why do we believe that the outside tells something more about the inside, about our way of thinking and our talents? Characteristic Faces. On hawk noses and chipmunk cheeks questions the relationship between inside and out and its presence in psychiatry, criminology, and the public opinion. The exhibition illustrates this intriguing but problematic history. At the same time it shows how these old notions are still present today. The role prejudice and stereotypes play in the media and in everyday life must not be underestimated.

Characteristic Faces is a coproduction with Teylers Museum in Harlem, The Netherlands.

A richly illustrated catalogue of the same name accompanies the exhibition. (Dutch and Eng., 160 p., Uitgeverij Lannoo)

Read more
tentoonstelling

Dark Chambers

On melancholy and depression
18.10.14 - 31.05.15

The tormented and depressed soul has always provoked questions. What is the difference between a depressed genius and the madman haunted by melancholic temperaments? What is the influence of the different bodily fluids on a man’s state of mind? Was melancholy caused by an excess of black bile? In which way is man subject to the changing of the seasons and what is the mysterious role of the planet Saturn?

Dark Chambers shows different forms of this age-old melancholy, but also sheds light on its contemporary and pathological counterpart, depression. It shows that melancholy has not only affected many artists and researchers, but also has inspired them. Dark Chambers takes a closer look at this artistic fascination and confronts it with the psychological dimension.

A richly illustrated catalogue accompanies this exhibition (N/F/E, 144 p., Uitgeverij Hannibal).

Read more