Mad Pride focuses on expressing the unique ways people experience the world in terms of making meaning, developing communities, and creating culture.
Not everyone with psychiatric disabilities identifies as Mad.
— The Metropolitan Museum of Art (@metmuseum) May 14, 2021
Do people these days really talk like in a Vincent Price horror movie: “I’m mad, mad I tell you! Ma-a-a-a-a-a-ad!”
In 1980 I visited the Museum of Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland, which was built around Jean Dubuffet’s collection of art from insane asylums and the like. But the artworks weren’t particularly ma-a-a-a-ad, they were more autistic (a word that I don’t believe I had in my vocabulary yet), made by people with a lot of time on their hands: e.g., a 5-foot tall model of the Eiffel Tower made out of 10,000 toothpicks.