This Michaela Meise Art Exhibition Takes on Mental Illness

 - Jan 30, 2014
References: dependance.be & contemporaryartdaily
Intensely creepy, The Sick Book art exhibition taking place at the dépendance venue in Brussels by artist Michaela Meise takes on contemporary art using different mediums.

"If there is a common ground to the exhibited objects – a book, furniture, ceramics – it would be the notion of the grotesque," says the artist about his eerie art exhibition.

The artist uses the human smile in a carnivalesque way to pay a distorted homage to medieval Christian Europe art that banned laughing and smiling.

Meise's The Sick Book uses photo materials, book covers and a collection of newspaper adverts about mental illness to put the pieces together. He also features seats shaped like floating smiles inspired by the Cheshire Cat grin from Lewis Carol's Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.