[Perspectives] Art amid the Bedlam
Everyone is into mental health at the moment. Prime Ministers give speeches on it. There are awards ceremonies devoted to it. Students increasingly talk about it, and sadly also seem to increasingly suffer from it as well. And the Wellcome Collection, one of London’s most exciting gallery spaces, seems a little obsessed with it. Previous exhibitions have been about the brain, madness and modernity, sleeping and dreaming, and historian Mike Jay’s High Society, the story of mind altering drugs.