11. 6. 2014 – 31. 8. 2014
The pictures and ceramic artefacts made by 11 authors give an idea about the spirits, feelings, and dreams of grown-up men with mental disorders. They speak about their seeing of the world, their desires for family, harmony and friendship or about their captivation by nature or technology, which some cannot express by words.
Paintings and sculptures are only a superstructure, a rather marginal part of social therapy workshops as their primary focus is on work skills practice to allow the clients to enter the job market.
The learning of traditional handicrafts, such as basket weaving, weaving, pottery, wax making, and handmade paper making opens doors to various levels of manual skilfulness and provides opportunities of working with natural materials that are already beautiful as such.
The Maxov Home, which houses the social therapy workshops, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its foundation last year. The original Institute of Social Care for the Young using the services of the nuns of the Congregatio Jesu, was transformed into n organisation that provides 4 social services: accommodation – the home for the disabled, supported housing, a special care home, and social therapy workshops where the clients of the above-mentioned services meet with external clients.
The works on display are for sale and the reserved exhibits can be picked up at the City of Prague Museum a day after the end of the exhibition, i.e. on September 1, 2014. Please book your exhibits at firstname.lastname@example.org.