The Museum of Images of the Unconscious in Rio de Janeiro was founded by doctor Nisa de Silveira as part of a psychiatric hospital in 1952. She refused to use electroshock and lobotomy in the treatment of schizophrenics, instead she formed a new clinical approach of listening and observing. Insisting that those under her care be referred to as clients, rather than patients, she encourages the freedom of expression through art. Among the different activities, painting and modeling stood out as a means of accessing the internal world of her clients. The Museum is now a center of study and research on the image of the unconscious. For the 33rd São Paulo Biennial artist Sofia Borges included distinctive works of the museum in the groupshow The Infinite History of Things […].
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