LES JARDINS DE L'ART BRUT
Vehicles exhibition: Last days!
From 10:45am to 18:30pm : a 1964 trackless tram will shuttle between the CFF train station (bus line 21 stop) and the Beaulieu-Jomini stop, in front of the Collection de l’Art Brut.
Gare CFF - direction Beaulieu-Jomini: every 20 et 50
Beaulieu-Jomini - direction Gare CFF: every 05 et 35
Art Brut: its Biennial, its market… (article on artprice.com)
The Art Brut collection in Lausanne was the first of its kind and is today the largest collection of “Outsider Art” in the world, making Lausanne the de facto capital of Outsider Art.Lausanne museum decided to launch a series of Biennial shows, the first of which (Vehicles, 8 November 2013 - 27 April 2014) presents 200 carefully selected works from the museum’s collection of no less than 60,000 works by more than 400 artists. Generally speaking, the works of the world’s most famous “Outsider” artists, like Séraphine DE SENLIS, Louis SOUTTER, Gaston CHAISSAC and Adolf WÖLFLI , are still rare commodities at the major prestige auction sales and the market for Art Brut is still tiny compared with other segments of the Modern art market. Nevertheless, it is currently expanding at a rapid pace and is also becoming much more structured.
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A poetic labyrinth by Armand Schulthess - an exhibition at the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel
Neuchâtel's Dürrenmatt Center presents The Poetic Labyrinth of Armand Schulthess, its third and last exhibition in the labyrinth series.
In collaboration with the Collection de L’Art Brut, the Dürrenmatt Center decided to highlight the labyrinthine poetics of this extraordinary creator who worked outside the beaten path and was little recognized during his lifetime.
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.
Loan by the Collection de l'Art Brut for the "Anatomies" exhibition at the Musée de la main [Museum of the Hand]
The Collection de l'Art Brut takes pleasure in loaning works by Emile Josome Hodinos, Katharina (Szelinski-Singer) and Guo Fengy to the Museum of the Hand, for its exhibition Anatomies.
Interactive and thought-provoking, this mesmerizing show goes to the very heart of our conceptions and depictions of the human body. It unfolds a wide array of images, objects and attestations from both former and present times, hovering between art and science, between medecine and society.
News from Gene Merritt
Tom Stanley of Winthrop University (Dept. of Fine Arts) in South Carolina sends news about the Art Brut creator Gene Merritt:
Aged 77, Gene Merritt has retired to a senior home. Here he poses with his Vehicles exhibition catalogue, which contains illustrations of several of his works. In 2013, Tom Stanley donated 33 drawings by Merritt to the Collection de l'Art Brut.
Opening Reception of temporary exhibitions "Vehicles" at the Collection de l’Art Brut on november 7
Opening Reception of temporary exhibitions "Vehicles" at the Collection de l’Art Brut on november 7
Free interactive tours For children (ages 4 - 8)
Sunday, november 24, 2:00 p.m.
Free interactive tours
For children (ages 4 - 8)
6:30 PM:Opening Reception of temporary exhibitions "Vehicles"
Opening reception of temporary exhibition "Vehicles".
Publication of the book "Vehicles - Art Brut, the Collection"
Directed by Sarah Lombardi.
Michel Thévoz and Anic Zanzi, with a Preface by Sarah Lombardi
Lausanne/Milan, Collection de l’Art Brut/5 Continents Editions, 2013
20,5 x 25,5 cm, 168 pages, 130 color illustrations.
Price : CHF 49.- (also available at the museum shop)
October 14 thru 20: entrance fee CHF 5.- for all visitors due to mounting the next exhibition.
October 14 thru 20: entrance fee CHF 5.- for all visitors due to mounting the next exhibition.
Last Days of Charles Steffen Temporary Exhibition
The exhibition Charles Steffen will close on sunday september 29, 2013.
Major loan of works by the Collection de l'Art Brut on behalf of the "Raw Vision" show at the Halle Saint-Pierre, Paris
The Collection de l'Art Brut is contributing to the "Raw Vision - 25 ans d'Art Brut" show at the Halle Saint-Pierre (Paris) with the loan of a number of works by the likes of notably Aloïse Corbaz, Augustin Lesage, Oswald Tschirtner, Adolf Wölfli, Willem van Genk and Henry Darger.
The Halle Saint Pierre is putting on this show to commemorate Raw Vision's twenty-fifth anniversary. Based in London, this Anglo-Saxon review was launched in 1989; it is the first journal to defend atypical creation on an international scale.
Works by Johann Hauser, Aloïse Corbaz, Adolf Wölfli and Unica Zürn on loan from the Collection de l'Art Brut to the Djanogly Art Gallery/ University of Nottingham (UK)
The Collection de l'Art Brut takes pleasure in lending out several works by Johann Hauser, Aloïse Corbaz, Adolf Wölfli and Unica Zürn, to be shown at the Djanogly Art Gallery (University of Nottingham) exhibition "Art in the Asylum - Creativity and the evolution of psychiatry".
Les Jardins de l'Art Bru: open air cinema in the museum garden
On Saturday July 6th, the Collection de l'Art Brut invites the public to its gardens for an evening of outdoor film screenings of films presenting Art Brut environments. Over-the-top houses, gardens peopled by fantasy world figures, courtyards brimming with skilfully disposed odds and ends —so many different views of worlds whose creativity remains unbridled by either time or space.
The art critic and Art Brut specialist Laurent Danchin will be hosting the event. Upon this occasion, the museum will remain open until 9:30pm.
Entrance fee — Frs 15.- (children up to 16, Frs 5 / Seniors, disabled and students, Frs 10) — includes museum entry and film screenings. Advance bookings and tickets at the museum box office.
Snacks and refreshments available at the on-site Café de Grancy as of 6pm.
Works by Jean Perdrizet at the Hayward Gallery (London)
Hayward Gallery (London): The Alternative Guide to the Universe addresses alternative approaches in art, science and architecture. The exhibition highlights self-taught creators who generally create outside established channels and official institutions.
Several works by Jean Perdrizat serve to represent the Collection de l'Art Brut at this event.
Exhibition dates: June 11 thru August 26, 2013.
The Collection de l'Art Brut at the Venice Biennale
This year the Venice Biennale focuses on the work of Art Brut practitioners. The Collection de l'Art Brut takes pleasure in lending out several works by Augustin Lesage, Shinichi Sawada and Morton Bartlett, to be shown at the Biennale's main pavilion and the Arsenale June 1 thru November 24, 2013.
Work by Chaissac on loan from the Collection de l'Art Brut to the Musée de la Poste (Paris)
From May 27 thru September 28, 2013, the Musée de la Poste (Paris) reviews the relations between Gaston Chaissac and Dubuffet. Their "Chaissac-Dubuffet, entre plume et pinceau" [between pen and brush] show visualizes the topic, mirroring an exchange of letters the two had formerly undertaken.
The exhibition travels on to the Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix gallery in the Sables d'Olonne (France), where it will run from October 12, 2013, thru January 26, 2014.
Wall painting by Daniel Johnston at the Théâtre de Vidy Lausanne
In tandem with the Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne.
The Collection de l'Art Brut has invested a wall of the theater lobby with a reconstitution of a wall painting by Daniel Johnston. The painting, originally produced in Austin (TX), depicts the frog Jeremiah, which is a central figure in this creator's oeuvre.
On display from May 14 thru June 3, 2013.
The Collection de l'Art Brut in Palais idéal du Facteur Cheval
Following upon the Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace show presented at the Collection de l'Art Brut in commemoration of the Palace's 100th anniversary, the Lausanne museum has been invited to exhibit at the Ideal Palace, under the auspices of the latter's summer events program.
Mounted jointly with the Collection de l'Art Brut, the show at this Art Brut environment will present panels carrying texts and photographs of works by some thirty Art Brut creators.
From May 1 thru October 30, 2013.
For more detailed information, see Palais Ideal's website.
The Collection de l'Art Brut is invited by the lieu unique (Nantes).
On Saturday April 20th, from 3 to 6:30pm, the Collection de l'Art Brut is invited by the arts center lieu unique (Nantes), under the auspices of an extended special weekend, to screen films that lend voice to four art brut creators, thus enabling the audience to patiently gain insight into their creative activity. Each screening will be followed by a discussion led by Anic Zanzi, art historian and curator at the Collection de l’Art Brut.
Week-end singulier, lieu unique, Nantes: Anic Zanzi presents works in writing by Art Brut creators.
On Saturday April 20th, from 4 to 5 pm, Anic Zanzi, curator of the Collection de l'Art Brut, will be presenting works in writing by some ten Art Brut creators at lieu unique (an arts center in a converted factory in Nantes, France), under the auspices of an extended special weekend devoted to fringe artistic practices. The public may well be familiar with the pictorial works of, a.o., Aloïse, Heinrich Anton Müller and Jeanne Tripier, but for the most part it has never seen what such creators have put down in writing.
Last Days of Morton Bartlett Temporary Exhibition
Works by Doudin, Bochud and Aebischer in Museum im Lagerhaus, St-Gallen
6:30 PM:Opening Reception of temporary exhibitions "James Edward Deeds" and "Welcome to my World! Daniel Johnston"
Opening reception of two temporary exhibitions "James Edward Deeds" and "Welcome to my World! Daniel Johnston" at the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne. With Thomas B. Parker, Hirschl & Adler Galleries/ New York and Daniel Johnston's show curators : Laurent Zorzin, Effi Mild (Arts Factory, galerie nomade) and Patricia Buck (le lieu unique).
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Loans for the Borderline Exhibition, Ravenna (Italy)
The City of Ravenna Museum of Art is mounting an exhibition entitled Borderline (16 Feb thru 15 June, 2013): it presents works from the Collection de l'Art Brut by, notably: Aloïse, Sylvain Fusco, Madge Gill, Joaquim Vicens Gironella, Joseph Hofer, Vojislav Jakic , Dwight Mackintosh, Eugenio Santoro, Gaston Teuscher, Oswald Tschirtner, August Walla, Scottie Wilson, Adolf Wölfli.
Confirmation of the appointment of Sarah Lombardi as Director of the Collection de l’Art Brut
The City Council has appointed Sarah Lombardi, the current director ad interim of the Collection de l'Art Brut, as director of the institution from March 1, 2013. Ms. Lombardi's wide experience in the realm of art brut, her in-depth knowledge of the museum and the many new projects that she plans to launch promise to enable this worldwide unique institution to face the various stakes of tomorrow.
A concert by the American cellist Erik Friedlander - 5 February, 9pm
5 February, 9pm - A concert by the American cellist Erik Friedlander, who plays John Zorn's music for the film on Morton Bartlett.
Works by Aloïse, Laure Pigeon, Jeanne Tripier and Madge Gill in Namur (Belgium)
The Collection de l'Art Brut has loaned out works by Aloïse, Laure Pigeon, Jeanne Tripier and Madge Gill for the Loss of Control II, exhibition at the Musée Félicien Rops in Namur . Through three successive shows, the Belgian museum is highlighting the theme of creative force in art, from the Middle Ages to the present. The second show of the three, "Loss of Control," will focus on creations by women and representations of the female body.
Art Brut authors: Ataa Oko has passed away
We are sad to announce the death of the African Art Brut creator Ataa Oko (born ca. 1919 in La, Ghana) on December 9, 2012. The Collection de l'Art Brut is in possession of 93 of his drawings.
Ataa Oko's work was featured at a solo show at the Collection de l'Art Brut in 2010, accompanied by an exhibition catalogue with a wealth of illustrations.
A selection of his drawings is currently on display in our Permanent Collection, on the 1st floor (above the ground floor) of the museum.
Works by this creator can also be seen at the Museum of Ethnography of Neuchâtel (the "MEN"), under the auspices of its current "Hors-champs" (Off-Screen) show running from 3 November 2012 thru 20 October 2013.
"Holocaust" by Pascal Verbena: a Major Donation to the Collection de l'Art Brut.
Generously donated to the Collection de l’Art Brut, Holocaust, a piece by the French self-taught artist Pascal Verbena (Neuve Invention) born in Marseille in 1941, will go on display at the Collection de l'Art Brut from 22 November 2012, together with works from Rosemarie Koczÿ and Michel Nedjar.
Film on the Village d'Art Préludien visited by the Parti de l'Art Brut, Achères-la-Forêt
Opening Reception of "Morton Bartlett", a Temporary Exhibition
New Authors in the Permanent Exhibtion
The Collection de l'Art Brut launches a newly designed presentation of its Permanent Collection. Featuring a selection of 700 works by fifty creators, the display includes creations by, among others, Blackstock, End, Miller, Scott, Nebel, Oko, Palanc, Sakagami, Gabritschevsky, Krüsi, Lonné and Wittlich.
Last Days of "Aloïse. The Solar Ricochet", Temporary Exhibition
Meeting with J. Porret-Forel who was personally acquainted with Aloïse
An occasion to meet J. Porret Forel, who was personally acquainted with Aloïse and who drew up the catalogue raisonné of her oeuvre.
Under the auspices of the Aloïse. The Solar Ricochet exhibition, the Parti de l'Art Brut has invited Jacqueline Porret-Forel for a meeting and discussion.
Jacqueline Porret-Forel, a physician, paid visits to Aloïse (1886-1964) over a period of twenty years, introducing Jean Dubuffet to the latter's work. She devoted much of her life to preserving and studying this major Art Brut creator's work. In April 2012, she took charge of publishing a catalogue raisonné of Aloïse's oeuvre (www.aloise-corbaz.ch).
This meeting is reserved to members of the Parti de l'Art Brut.
What is the Parti de l'Art Brut, and how to become a member?
Thursday October 11, 2012, 6.30pm.
Museums Night: One Hundredth Anniversary of Facteur Cheval's Palais Idéal
Built from 1879 to 1912, Facteur (postman)Cheval's Palais Idéal in France boasts one hundred years of existence. In commemoration thereof, the Collection de l'Art Brut will be presenting an exhibition of photographs from September 4 thru 30, 2012, together with screening several films.
For this year's Museum Night (September 22), the museum will feature a guided tour in sign language, as well as several children's workshops focused on building an ideal palace. The resulting collective creation is to be illuminated by 100 candles, with Marie-José Georges, the current director of Facteur Cheval's Palais Idéal, in attendance.
"Collection de l’Art Brut" : an Upcoming Publication by Skira-Flammarion
Parti de l'Art Brut trip: September 8 and 9, 2012
On September 8th and 9th (2012), the Parti de l'Art Brut (friends of Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne) travelled to France to visit Jean Linard's "cathedral" in Neuvy-Deux-Clochers, and the "Village of Preludian [prelude to the world to come] Art"—an environment by Roger Chomeaux (aka "Chomo") in the Fontainebleau forest.
The Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne organizes an exceptional trip every four years.
Creative workshop for young visitors in relation with the exhibition "Aloïse. The Solar Ricochet".
Nannetti in Paris and St Gallen
The Collection de l'Art Brut has loaned out several works by Nannetti
Madge Gill retrospective in London
A retrospective show in honor of Madge Gill (1882-1961), with works from the Newham Archives Collection, named after the London district where Madge Gill lived. The Collection de l'Art Brut lent several photographs serving to illustrate the small publication accompanying the exhibition.
Nunnery Gallery, London, thru August 16, 2012.
Greatest event ever organized on behalf of Aloïse
Summer 2012 will witness the greatest event ever organized on behalf of Aloïse (1886-1964)—a creator considered by Jean Dubuffet, who launched the Art Brut concept, as one of the movement's greatest figures. The Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne and the Cantonal Fine Arts Museum of Lausanne will be jointly presenting the Aloïse exhibition under the heading "Le ricochet solaire" [the solar ricochet]. They are doing so upon the occasion of the publication of the online catalogue raisonné of Aloïse's oeuvre by the Aloïse Foundation. The event will also see the publication of a reference book, a booklet, and a boxed set of CDs devoted notably to writings by Aloïse.
Collection de l'Art Brut films at the Festival of Singular Art Films in Nice
The 15th edition of the Festival of Singular Art Films, organized by the "Hors-Champs" Association, is scheduled for June 1 and 2, 2012, in Nice. Three films - Guo Fengyi et les rouleaux magiques, Gregory Blackstock, l’encyclopédiste and La valise de Lobanov - produced by the Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne, are to be screened there.
Listening to Art Brut all day on Espace 2 : Thursday May 31st
From dawn to dusk today May 31st: broadcasts on Art Brut on the Swiss French-language radio station Espace 2—numerous programs enabling listeners to immerse themselves in the extraordinary world of men and women who have left their mark on this unconventional art. A special day filled with talks by experts, readings of diary excerpts and musical pieces. Moreover, today as well we welcome the release of a double CD brought out by the Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne jointly with the Swiss broadcasting corporation RTS: "Brut writings speak out."
Art Brut authors: Henriette Zéphir has passed away
Henriette Zéphir passed away on May 27, 2012, at the age of ninety-two. She was one of the last Art Brut creators to have personally known Jean Dubuffet, whom she met in Nice in 1966. Dubuffet acquired about twenty of her drawings, now housed at the Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne.
Henriette Zéphir took up drawing in the early sixties, and her drawings were shown at, notably, the Halle St-Pierre Museum in Paris. The documentary film Henriette Zéphir, une femme sous influence [Henriette Zéphir, A Woman Under the Influence], 17', by Mario Del Curto, Bastien Genoux and Alain Bouillet, has just been released.
The broadcasting station France Culture visits the Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne on May 13, 2012
France Culture visits the Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne, with the actress and theater company director Geneviève Pasquier, on May 13, 2012.
A visit to the world's first museum devoted to Art Brut, through the eyes of the actress and theater company director Geneviève Pasquier, who has pieced together the disjointed phrases by Art Brut authors. The resulting impressionist documentary broadcast promises to consecrate an unexpected cultural capital: Lausanne.
France Culture : Sunday May,13, 2-4 pm in VILLES-MONDES by Daniel Schick, directed by Lionel Quantin.
Works by Morton Bartlett in Paris and Berlin
The Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne loaned out several works by Morton Bartlett for two events in Paris and Berlin.
- Contemporary Art Festival at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, from February 22 to March 12, 2012.
- The first solo show in Europe of Morton Bartlett's oeuvre under the auspices of the "Secret Universe" series at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart [Hamburg Railroad-Station, Museum for Contemporary Art], Berlin, from May to September 2012;this show will subsequently run at the Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne, from November 2012 to April 2013.
The Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne at the Nantes "SINGULAR WEEKEND" (April 19-22, 2012)
A "Singular Weekend" gaily combining but also decompartmentalizing the practices of framework-bursting creators.
Sarah Lombardi, Director of the Collection de l'Art Brut of Lausanne, will participate in several public discussions. To be screened: four films coproduced by the Collection de l'Art Brut of Lausanne : Santoro, Judith Scott, Motooka and Ataa Oko.
Le Lieu Unique [the national center for contemporary arts and music venue, performance space] of Nantes (France), April 19-22, 2012.
Works by Walla on loan to Gugging (Austria)
The Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne present at European spiritualist art exhibitions
Several European institutions will be showing art by spiritualists, whether writers or artists. The Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne is participating in this movement by loaning out several works by Marguerite Burnat-Provins, Jeanne Tripier, Laure Pigeon, the Comte of Tromelin and by Victorien Sardou.
Loans for the "Others. Being in the state of nature from Rousseau to today" exhibition
Loans for the "Autres. Etre sauvage de Rousseau à nos jours" [Others. Being in the state of nature from Rousseau to today] exhibition.
The Collection de l’Art Brut of Lausanne loaned out several works for the "Autres. Etre sauvage de Rousseau à nos jours" exhibition at the Château-Musée d’Annecy (France) from June 30 through September 15, 2012.
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