L’ART BRUT

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HISTORY


Convinced as he was that madness was a source of creative fecundity, Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) set out to look for art unfettered by cultural and/or social conditioning. In 1945 he began assembling a collection of "Art Brut," a term he himself invented and defined at the time. To his eye, such creation on the fringes of society represented "a totally pure and raw artistic operation entirely reinvented in all its phases through only its creator's own impulses."  In 1964, he launched the publication of the Art Brut booklets: he himself composed the first eight editions of a series that continues to this day. He donated his collection to the City of Lausanne in 1971: at the time, it comprised 5000 works by 133 creators. The Collection de l'Art Brut opened to the public on February 26th, 1976.

For more detailed information : see the Collection de l’Art Brut Chronology

News

27.04.2017
La Collection de l’Art Brut présente des dessins de l’exceptionelle donation de Michel Nedjar et fait écho à l’exposition « Michel Nedjar » au LaM. [...]

25.04.2017
Dernière semaine pour l'exposition henriette Zéphir! [...]

29.03.2017
L’ouvrage "L’Art Brut de Jean Dubuffet, aux origines de la collection" figure parmi les lauréats du concours des «Plus beaux livres suisses» 2016 [...]

18.03.2017
André Robillard & Alexis Forestier at Sonic Festival [...]


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