The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

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 x 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.

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