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Oreste Fernando Nannetti

Volterra Psychiatric Hospital c. 1986 Many years ago, while still living in Maremma, a friend of mine took me to visit the abandoned mental hospital at Volterra closed since 1979 thanks to the Basaglia Law. The law recognized the need … Continue reading

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Outsiders As Insiders

Once again, I want to thank my friend, Janet Cooper, for sending me such a wonderful link: A Strange and Wonderful View of Outsider Art ! coat by Giuseppe Versino (1882 – 1963), an Italian asylum inmate who made clothing from braided … Continue reading

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