Collection Life

Loan by the Collection de l'Art Brut for the "1900 - 1914" exhibition at the Swiss National Museum

1900 - 1914 Foray into happiness is the title of the next exhibition at the Swiss National Museum (Zurich).

Up until the outbreak of the First World War, few suspected that a catastrophe was about to befall Europe and much of the rest of the world. It was an era that gave rise to the avant-garde, the breaking down of gender roles, ground­breaking inventions, increasing prosperity, investigations into the unconscious, and a misguided belief in lasting peace. Although ‘the new’ triggered a surge of euphoria, under the surface there were feelings of insecurity and fear.

The Collection de l'Art Brut is contributing to this exhibition with the loan of an artwork by Robert Gie.