Glass partners with Autistica in the lead up to Frieze London 2016

In the run up to World Mental Health Day next month, UK’s leading autism research charity and Deutsche Bank’s Charity of the Year Autistica will explore the complexity of the mind and how mental health issues and autism can lead to truly unique artistic expression during Frieze London 2016 with a landmark exhibition entitled ‘An Infinitely Beautiful Mind’.To mark the exhibition, Glass is delighted to announce our media partnership with Autistica.

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With the aim of bringing a new understanding of neurodiversity and to celebrate the creative potential and unique viewpoints in autism, Autistica and Mehta Bell Projects have curated ‘An Infinitely Beautiful Mind’, a charity fine art exhibition and art sale which will present 26 works by a range of artists at different levels, from modern masters to contemporary and emerging talents.

CJ HarrisRadial Black by Caroline Jane Harris

Art confirmed ranges from the established mainstream to outsiders and includes the work of Stuart Semple (creating a bespoke piece and speaking during the accompanying talk), Mehrdad Rashidi, Joel Lorand, George Widener, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Victor Vasarely, Caroline Jane Harris and Jon Adams amongst others. The exhibition opens at 2 pm on Wednesday the 5th of October at the Knapp Gallery in Regent’s Park.

sarah-medway-energy-fieldEnergy Field by Sarah Medway

The exhibition will introduce a much-neeeded dialogue about the mind, autism, art and creativity to Frieze London 2016, and is inspiration for a talk that will be held on the same day (October 5, the preview day of Frieze) in the Frieze Reading Room from 4 – 4:30 pm. During the talk, British artist and curator Stuart Semple will talk on his experiences of mental health and autistic artist Jon Adams will talk about how his condition leads him to see the world differently. Their discussion will be united around creativity and the mind with Autistica’s Chief Executive Jon Spiers as host.

jon-adams-letter-aLetter A by Jon Adams

by Livia Feltham

An Infinitely Beautiful Mind will be exhibiting at The Knapp Gallery, Regent’s University, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS on Wednesday 5th October from 2pm – 5pm, and from 6 – 16th October by appointment only.

World Mental Health Day takes place October 10th .

The event aims to be accessible to all; tickets are free and he event is autism friendly, but capacity is limited. Tickets available here through Eventbrite.

About Frieze
Frieze is a media and events company that comprises four publications, frieze magazine, frieze d/e, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week; and three international art fairs, Frieze London, Frieze New York and Frieze Masters; a programme of courses and talks at Frieze Academy, and – the definitive resource for contemporary art and culture.

About Autistica
Autistica is a charity which both funds and campaigns for medical research to understand the causes of autism, improve diagnosis, and develop new treatments and interventions. Since their founding in late 2004, they have raised over £8.5 million in support of autism research, and become established as the UK’s largest and leading autism research charity. They have funded over 40 world class scientists in universities across the UK, ensuring that the brightest minds are focused on helping those with autism. Their Research Strategy is designed to ensure a more coherent approach to the investment of scarce resources in UK autism research

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