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  • Francesc Tosquelles. Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona -CCCB-

Francesc Tosquelles. Like a sewing machine in a wheat fieldExhibitions
04/08/2022 - 08/28/2022

The Catalan psychiatrist Francesc Tosquelles, exiled in France, will go down in history for his work in dignifying the lives of those who did not matter, those abandoned in asylums and madhouses, whom he treated with cutting-edge therapeutic experiences. His life is full of feats and deeds, and his belief that only by curing hospitals can the sick be cured led to major reforms in institutions that were in crisis. The exhibition "Like a sewing machine in a wheat field", organized by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona -CCCB-, presents a series of documentary materials, some unpublished, that narrate Tosquelles' career and link it with a series of pieces by surrealist artists such as the book by Paul Éluard illustrated by Gérard Vulliamy, the book by Tristan Tzara illustrated by Joan Miró and the work of Antonin Artaud, Henri Michaux, Brassaï and Léon Schwarz-Abrys.

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