Cony Theis - Imprisoned Secrets

Portraits in Forensic Psychiatric Clinics

On the invitation of the Landschaftsverband Rheinland (the Rhineland Regional Council), the artist Cony Theis is continuing her investigations to expand the portrait in the participatory project “Gefangene Geheimnisse” (Imprisoned Secrets). Her aim is to portray patients who have been detained under a hospital treatment order – forensic patients in special clinics, who have committed a crime due to a mental illness or an addiction problem but who are not criminally liable or only partially criminally liable – in a different way to the way in which they are usually portrayed.
The focus of the artistic concept and this catalogue is on the “(Self-)Portrait” and “Secret” and the participants’ examination of their own biographies.
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Cony Theis - Imprisoned Secrets

February 2016

ISBN 978-3-86678-973-9

22,00 × 28,00 cm

224 pages

163 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Landschaftsverband Rheinland

Text by
Jürgen Heiter, Lisa Inckmann, Veronika Nowakowski, Dietmar Pfaff, Renate Puvogel, Rudolf Schlabbers, Asiye Temur-Görgülü, Karin Thomas, Gabriele Uelsberg, Oliver Zybok and the participating patients

Design by
Silke Brösskamp, Köln

Exhibition: "Gefangene Geheimnisse" in the Kunsthaus Kannen, Museum for Art Brut and Outsider Art, Münster, 14 February - 1 May 2016.