Nise: The Heart of MadnessVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series A World Within: The Art and Inspiration of Irene Chou Film Screening
This event has been rescheduled to 7 January, 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
*Portuguese with English Subtitles
A miracle happened in Brazil in the 1950’s. Renowned modern art museums opened their doors to an artist nobody had ever heard of. Many critics pointed out that theses exhibitions revealed painters that should be ranked amongst the best Brazilian artists of the century. It was written that this explosion of art and beauty was a sign that something comparable to the renaissance was happening in Rio de Janeiro.
Behind this miracle there was no art academy, patron or dealer, only a psychiatrist, ridiculed by her colleagues, and a painting studio at a mental hospital, in the outskirts of town. The artists were schizophrenic, poor, hospitalized for several decades, abandoned by their families and hopeless according to their doctors. This film tells the story of this “Miracle” and the life of this rebellious, frail and engaging psychiatrist: Dr Nise da Silveira.