Art Brut in Lyon (France)
The Human Sciences Department of Lyon's Catholic University has programmed a lecture by Lucienne Peiry: "The Art Brut Adventure: A Story of Diamonds and Toads."
The lecture falls under the auspices of an introductory course in psychology by Maud Melchiorre, open to students in the Law and Science Departments.
Université catholique de Lyon
Rue du Plat 25
2 avril, 18h-20h
Sarah Lombardi interviewed in the Rivista dell'Osservatorio Outsider Art
Discovery of an Art Brut creator in India
On February 22nd, the radio station Espace 2 invited Lucienne Peiry to describe her discovery in India of Art Brut creator Kashinat Chawan.
In its March 1 edition, the Swiss newspaper La Liberté also covered this discovery.
- Listen to A vous de jouer on Espace 2
- Article in La Liberté of March 1.
« L’Art Brut et la fièvre créatrice tardive » [Art Brut and the creative fervor late in life] - a lecture by Mali Genest
It is at a relatively late age—at times upon their retirement, when they have more time available—that many creators of Art Brut first get/got started in the field. Self-taught, these people are cut off from fashion or institutional art circles. Instead, they seek to fashion an entirely personal world that pays no heed whatsoever to outside opinions: theirs is a thoroughly unsociable, magic and even subversive world.
Ms. Genest's lecture will dwell on works by Ataa Oko, Emile Ratier, Marguerite Sirvins, and Helga Goetze.
By Mali Genest, cultural mediator , Collection de l’Art Brut Lausanne
Lectures at the Centre d'Etude de l'Expression (Paris)
The CENTRE D'ETUDE DE L'EXPRESSION has as its mission the merging of all research, educational and documentary activities related to artistic mediation therapies.
As such, it also holds responsibility for the scientific and material direction of the hospital's collection of old and contemporary visual arts works.
"Grand écart sur les écrits" [Spanning the Writings] - A CrAB (art brut collective) Seminar
Grand écart sur les écrits
Brut writings: from their psychiatric origins to contemporary practice.
A morning gathering set up to examine the "span" of brut writings. It entails an historical approach that is inseparable from a spatial schema: from a psychiatric exclusion contained within four walls to that carved into the very walls of the housing developments or else transposed into poetry. Be that as it may, it is society and its institutions as a whole that such writing practices knowingly question.
Lecture Series on Art Brut
The ASSOCIATION DES AMIS DES MUSÉES DE CHAMBÉRY (Friends of the Chambéry Museums Association, France) is organizing a series of lectures on Art Brut in January, at the Théâtre Charles Dullin.
No entry charge
Théâtre charles Dullin, 1 Place du Théatre, 73000 Chambéry, France
Téléphone :+33 4 79 85 55 43
Association des amis des Musées Chambéry
6 rue François Charvet
Te : + 33 4 79 70 04 40
Opening of a new museum devoted to Outsider Art: MAImuseo, Cremona (Italy)
Lucienne Peiry's lecture at UNIL: "Poésie et spiritualité dans l'Art Brut"
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Information for French-language visitors.
Lucienne Peiry's lecture at UNIL: "Dubuffet et Breton, accord et désaccord"
"Parler de l'art brut aujourd'hui" (talking about Art Brut today) Seminar by Barbara Safarova
The private art museum LA MAISON ROUGE, the private collection abcd (art brut connaissance et diffusion) and the educational institute COLLÈGE INTERNATIONAL DE PHILOSOPHIE jointly present a seminar on art brut directed by Barbara Safarova.
Meeting on fanzines and other publications - Musée de la Création Franche , Bègles (France)
23 November 2013 – Musée de la Création Franche
Publications that delve into the sources and resources of art brut. A territory that boasts a wealth of unresearched treasures.
The concept of art brut encompasses otherness not only through works, but also through ways of thinking, writing and publishing art. Jean Dubuffet's experimentation with "brut writing" was followed, during the 1980s, by highly original and often off-the-record publications, launched by creators, enthusiasts or art brut fans of highly differing temperaments. Providing information as well as food for debate, and creativity, by now fanzines have become an indispensable source of research in the realm of art brut.
Les Écrits bruts (brut writings) : when writing is crazy - A lecture by Vincent Capt and Florence Choquard
Thursday November 14, 2013 - 7 pm - Palais de Rumine - Sénat Room
Reinventing language as an outlet.
The texts presented in this lecture have been produced for the most part by persons confined to a psychiatric hospital.
In his lecture, Vincent Capt invites us to join the singular adventure these writings represent, brimming as they do with linguistic pearls and neologisms, such as the Collection de l'Art Brut of Lausanne has preserved for us. Reviewing writings that run the gamut from Samuel Daiber to Justine Python, this researcher will unveil worlds that shatter language into pieces.
Florence Choquard in turn will consider the history and genesis of this body of writings as autobiographical, scientific and esthetic objects. Located at the crossroads of various fields of knowledge, her lecture will touch upon the relations between patients and caretakers, most particularly between Eugénie Nogarède and the psychiatrist Hans Steck at Cery Psychiatric Hospital (1927-1951).
Jeannot's Floor - A presentation by Béatrice Steiner
Under the auspices of a seminar on "De la trinité en déroute au sinthome" [From the thwarted trinity to the symptom] and led by Lise Maurer, a presentation by the psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Béatrice Steiner : "Jeannot's Floor."
Out loud reading of Jeannot's floor itself by Elisabeth Burg and Anne Dupuis.
Palermo: "Women in Art Brut" Lecture by Lucienne Peiry
Lucienne Peiry will be giving a lecture entitled "Women in Art Brut" at the Botanical Garden of the University of Palermo, on October 26th. The lecture is being given within the framework of a show devoted to the Art Brut creator Annamaria Tosini (1930-2013), whose work has recently been discovered recently discovered in this Sicilian town and who passed away a few weeks ago.
The screening of Irina Nicotra's documentary film on this creator follows upon Ms. Peiry's lecture.
Conférence de Sarah Lombardi « Jean Dubuffet et la Collection de l’Art Brut ».
Sarah Lombardi's lecture "The Japanese Art Brut creators and ceramic art"
From october 3. to 6., the international 2x2 Forum for Outsider Art is going to take place for the third time at the Kunsthaus Kannen. The Forum aims to give the broad public and especially the audience interested in art an insight into the wide spectrum of German and European works that have been created in social contexts of psychiatry or in institutions for people with disabilities.
Sarah Lombardi'slecture "The Japanese Art Brut creators and ceramic art" will take place friday, october 4th, 10:15 am. Free admission.
More information on Kunsthaus Kannen'swebsite
Aloïse and Laure Pigeon. From Writings to Images - A lecture by Pascale Marini and Lise Maurer
Thursday October 3, 2013 - 7 pm - Palais de Rumine - Auditorium
Aloïse and Laure Pigeon, or two creators confronting writing and imagery.
The lecture promises to shed light on the work of these two major Art Brut creators, each of whom links writing with drawing.
Aloïse began by writing out part of her life story before going on to add drawing and color to the pages, so that the text turned into captions evoking the creator's cosmogonic universe. Laure Pigeon's oeuvre, with a wealth of 500 drawings, is closely related to her spiritualistic practices. In a state of trance, she resorted to blue or black ink to draw abstract figures within a system of complex and finely lined traceries. Her drawings, kept hidden from sight, contain prophetic messages she considered to be endowed with mediumistic qualities.
"Breasts in Art Brut" lecture by Lucienne Peiry
Lucienne Peiry will be speaking in Lausanne on the importance and meaning of breasts in the work of several Art Brut creators, including Aloïse, Hodinos and Fusco. Her presentation falls under the auspices of a month-long international campaign on behalf of the fight against breast cancer. Works by the creators discussed are on display as part of the Collection de l'Art Brut's permanent collection.
"A la norme de l'art brut", journée d'étude et de rencontres
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Information for French-language visitors.
Atelier-rencontre entre art et marges, le CrAB et le public lors de la 5 Biennale d'art hors-les-normes (Lyon)
Krems: an exhibition and a lecture on Joseph Hofer
Josef Hofer is being honored by a vast monographic exhibition devoted to his oeuvre at the Krems Museum in Austria (Sept 21 thru Oct 27, 2013).
For the inauguration of this show on September 21st at 6:00 pm, Lucienne Peiry will be giving a lecture, to be followed by Elisabeth Telsnig's presentation of the monograph she has just drawn up on this Art Brut creator (Weitra, Verlag Bibliotek der Provinz, 2013).
The Richard Greaves site is slowly waning
Mario del Curto visited the Richard Greaves site eight times in order to come up with Richard Greaves anarchitecte, as he titled both his book on this creator and an exhibition curated by Sarah Lombardi and Valérie Rousseau, as well as a film created jointly with Philippe Lespinasse. His visits date from 2001 thru February 2013. In 2009, Richard Greaves paid tribute to his own creed —"We never possess, all is in the making"—by taking leave of his territory. In the meantime, he fathered a little girl, now four years old. He lives with his new lady friend a few dozen kilometers outside of Rang Chausse Gros (Quebec), remaining as ever close to his beloved trees, water and earth.
The rediscovery of a site at St Romain la Motte near Roanne (department of Loire, central France)
It was Pierre Martelanche, a Loire region humanist and wine grower, who created this site early in the 20th century. Fashioned out of clay, the site's allegorical figures, columns, towers, and bas-reliefs are so many love declarations to the Republic, to human rights, to secularism and to progress.
Marteleche was rejected by his contemporaries, who considered him "mad" throughout his lifetime.
Lucienne Peiry to lecture on Judith Scott, Paris, 29 June 2013
The psychoanalyst Lise Maurer has invited Lucienne Peiry to give a lecture on Art Brut creator Judith Scott at the seminar "De la trinité en déroute au sinthome" (from the thwarted Trinity to the symptom) organized by the Grec (research and clinical studies group).
June 29, 14:00
Institut Protestant de Théologie
77, Boulevard Arago - 75014 Paris
"From the common man to Art Brut: Primitivism in its worst light in the oeuvre of Jean Dubuffet from 1944 thru 1951" Thesis defense by Baptiste Brun
We take pleasure in announcing Baptiste Brun's (a member of the CrAB collective think tank and a teacher at the Ecole du Louvre) thesis defense next Tuesday, June 25, at the National Institute for the Study of Art, at 1:30pm (INHA, Paris, 2 rue Vivienne, Room G. Vasari, 1st floor above ground floor). His presentation is open to the public.
"De quoi la contre-culture est-elle le oui?" [Of what is the counter-culture an affirmation?] A colloquium organized by the Halle Saint Pierre gallery and the Collège International de Philosophie
June 22 and 23, 2013 - Lucienne Peiry has accepted an invitation from the Maison des cultures du Monde (Paris). She will be participating in a colloquium organized by the Halle Saint Pierre gallery of Paris and the Collège International de Philosophie (CIPh, Paris) under the auspices of the Festival de l'Imaginaire (dance and music festival).
The Collection de l'Art Brut's Stand on Creators: an interview with Sarah Lombardi
For his master's thesis at the Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne (ECAL), Nicolas Pahlish interviews Sarah Lombardi.
The Collection de l'Art Brut follows strict lines that bring to the fore the fact that Art Brut creators should not in principle stem from any cultural channel (art gallery, museum) whatsoever. In this interview, Sarah Lombardi defines the institution's position with respect to such creators and brings to light a certain number of paradoxes.
Listen to the interview
Lecture by Sarah Lombardi at CRAB (Paris)
On June 8th, Sarah Lombardi is participating in a seminar at the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA) on "Becoming brut - Cross-referencing historiographical, museographical and linguistic views of brut writings] — a seminar organized by the Art Brut collective think tank CrAB.
Ms. Lombardi will speak under the heading "The Collection de l'Art Brut and fringe writings: when text turns into image.".
Cf. http://collectif-artbrut.blogspot.fr for the full program and schedule.
30 April, 10am: A lecture by Lucienne Peiry and Pascal Roman under the heading "Dreams and their part in artistic creation, based on the oeuvre of the two Art Brut creators Guo Fengyi and Ataa Oko".
Lucienne Peiry and Pascal Roman, a professor of psychology, will be giving a joint lecture on "Dreams and their part in artistic creation: based on the oeuvre of the two Art Brut creators Guo Fengyi and Ataa Oko." They will speak upon the occasion of a day devoted to dreams at the University of Lausanne, Institut de Psychologie, in the Bâtiment Geopolis, on April 30th at 10am.
Lucienne Peiry's lecture at the Philipps Collection, Washington DC
Lucienne Peiry is giving a lecture at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC, entitled "The major role of Art Brut in Dubuffet's and Ossorio's artistic and personal adventure." It is scheduled for April 20, 2013, as part of the "Pollock, Dubuffet and Ossorio. Angels, Demons, and Savages" exhibition (2.9 - 5.12.2013).
The Phillips Collection is America's first museum of modern art. www.phillipscollection.org
A lecture by Sarah Lombardi at swissnex - San Francisco
The lecture will address the concept of Art Brut and its significance as Jean Dubuffet conceived and developed it - leading to the opening of the Collection de l'Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1976. It will then present three authors of Art Brut for whom the dimension of touch is essential tothe creative process: Judith Scott, Emile Ratier, and Shinichi Sawada. The evening will also include the screening of a documentary film by Philippe Lespinasse (2006) - co-produced by the Collection de l'Art Brut (Lausanne) and Locomotive Films (Bordeaux) - featuring Judith Scott.
More information on swissnex's website.
"L'Art Brut, ses origines et ses auteurs": lecture by Lucienne Peiry
"L'Art Brut, ses origines et ses auteurs" (Art Brut, its Origins and its Creators) is the title of a lecture given by Lucienne Peiry at the University of Lausanne, Department of Psychology, on February 26, 2013 (8:00 - 9:30 am) . This event is scheduled under the auspice of the Psych'Art Brut course to be given during spring semester 2013 by Professor Pascal Roman.
Lucienne Peiry's weekly course for EPFL students
The Swiss (Lausanne) Federal Institute of Technology now features Art Brut , thanks to a weekly course being given by Lucienne Peiry to the school's 3third-year future IT engineers, mathematicians, physicists, chemists and architects.
January 30, 7pm - A meeting with the American Art Brut creator George Widener - SOLD OUT
Exceptionally, and in response to a invitation by Lucienne Peiry, Director of Research and International Relations, the American Art Brut creator George Widener has accepted to attend a meeting at the Collection de l'Art Brut. He will reply to questions tendered by Lucienne Peiry, the journalist (RTS broadcasting) Eric Burnand, and Léonore Lidy, who has just completed a Master's thesis in art history devoted to this creator. Questions from the audience will also be welcomed, with an eye to unraveling the mystery of Widener's singular oeuvre.
L'Arte di fare la diffenza: Lecture by Lucienne Peiry in Turin (I), on Dec. 14, 2012.
Lucienne Peiry is giving a lecture on "Art Brut, expressing difference" at the Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, in Turin,on t the International Study Day, bringingthe project "L'arte di faire la differenza" to a conclusion, on December 14, 2012.
Dead Bodies: A lecture by Lucienne Peiry at the University of Neuchâtel
Can a piece of art made of human or animal remains be shown in an exhibition? This is the main topic to be addressed in a lecture by Lucienne Peiry on the occasion of a seminar by the Ecole du Louvre at the University of Neuchâtel, December 10 - 14.
"Art Brut and Interdisciplinarity : Inventive and Rebel Creation". A lecture by Lucienne Peiry
On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Lucienne Peiry, Director of Research and International Relations, Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, welcomes the IUKB University under the auspices of its interdisciplinary lecture series.
Anarchitectures - Lecture by Lucienne Peiry in Paris, on November 24th, 2012.
Upon invitation by the Art Brut think tank collective CrAB (Collectif de réflexion autour de l'Art Brut), Lucienne Peiry will be giving a lecture at the National Institute of Art History (INHA) in Paris. The lecture topic is anarchitectures by several Art Brut creators: Ni Tanjung (in Bali), Fernando Nannetti (in Italy), and Richard Greaves (in Quebec).
Led by Roberto Trapani and Emilie Champennois, the seminar is open to the public and free of charge. It is scheduled from 9:30 am to 1pm at the Walter Benjamin Room of INHA 2, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris.
A thesis on Francis Mathey, at the University of Picardy, Amiens (France).
Brigitte Gilardet will be defending her thesis entitled "L’action de François Mathey en faveur de l’art vivant, de 1953 à 1985" [François Mathey's action in favor of living art] on November 23, 2012, at 2:30pm in Amiens (at the University of Picardy). Jean-Marie Lhôte will preside the jury; Laurence Bertrand Dorléac, thesis director, Rémi Labrusse and Jean- Marc Poinsot will also be in attendance.
Mordache Association: Support and Distribution of Mario Del Curto's Photographs and Films.
Founded in 2006 in Lausanne, the Mordache Association supports the photographic and film work of Mario Del Curto, especially his work related to Art Brut and Outsider Art creators throughout the world. The association develops and distributes this ever-growing wealth of images, some of which are available to the public.
Read the first newsletter issue.
Issue 5 of l'Osservatorio dell'Outsider Art magazine
This Italian magazine, directed by Eva di Stefano of Palermo University, continues its online publication with a 300-page issue full of images. As an interdisciplinary platform, it explores the other side of artistic creation through the eyes of art historians, analysts, linguists, philosophers, anthropologists, collectors and today's latest European researchers.
Banditi dell'arte: Colloquium in Paris, on October 27 and 28, 2012.
A colloquium is scheduled for the exhibition "Banditi dell'arte" at Halle Saint Pierre in Paris, on October 27 and 28, 2012. Curators Martine Lusardy and Gustavo Giacosa will will be leading the discussion. Lucienne Peiry, Director of Research and International Relations at the Collection de l'Art Brut will be giving a lecture entitled "On the art of Podestà, Bosco and Nannetti outside the framework."
"Mythologies and individual myths based on Art Brut": Research Seminar in Lille (F).
Research seminar organized jointly by the Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Lille Métropole (LaM), and the Centre d’Étude des Arts Contemporains (CEAC), Lille III.
Does Art "Brut" exist ? Lecture in Paris, on Oct. 25, 2012
Information temporarily unavailable in English.
Lecture Series at the University of Geneva
"Création artistique, maladie et thérapie" (Artistic Creation, Illness and Therapy) is the title of a lecture series organized by the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the University of Geneva, under the auspices of the continuing university-level education program. Under the guidance of Giulana Galli Carminati, head psychiatrist of the University Hospitals of Geneva's Psychiatric Unit of Mental Development, participants will visit the exhibition of Aloïse's work —"The Solar Ricochet"— and discover the psychiatrist Hans Steck's view of productions by various Cery Psychiatric Hospital patients, including Aloïse.
From October 9, 2012 thru March 19, 2013.
SOLD OUT: "The Psychiatrist Hans Steck and Aloïse": Lecture on October 4
Photographic documentation in the Collection de l'Art Brut: article in the Cahiers de l'Ecole du Louvre.
Baptiste Brun, a doctoral candidate at the Ecole du Louvre and a member of the collective think tank Collectif de réflexion autour de l'Art Brut (CrAB) spent a few days researching at the Collection de l'Art Brut headquarters. He published his findings in an article entitled "Le Musée imaginaire de Jean Dubuffet ? Réflexions sur la documentation photographique dans les archives de la Collection de l’Art Brut" (Jean Dubuffet's Imaginary Museum? Reflections on the Photographic Documentation in the Archives of the Collection de l'Art Brut), and published in the Cahiers de l'Ecole du Louvre.
"Geographic Movements": Seminar on Art Brut, Paris
The "association art brut connaissance & diffusion" (known as "abcd," an association for the promotion of art brut) and the Collège international de Philosophie are organizing a seminar on Art Brut; led by Barbara Safarova, it is entitled "Déplacements géographiques" (Geographic Movements) and runs from October 2012 thru January 2013, at the CPEC (Centre Parisien d’Etudes Critiques) in Paris (Paris Center for Critical Studies).
Existential breaking point, artistic breaking point: Louis Soutter, Carl Fredrik Hill, Eugène Gabritschevsky, Théodore Bra
Lucienne Peiry will be giving a talk at the Maison rouge, in Paris, under the title "Rupture existentielle, rupture artistique: Louis Soutter, Carl Fredrik Hill, Eugène Gabritschevsky , Théodore Bra." Scheduled for September 13 at 7pm, the event falls under the auspices of the "Louis Souter, le tremblement de la modernité" [Louis Soutter, the tremblings of modernism] exhibition.
France Inter: a broadcast on art and insanity
Art and Insanity is programmed as the theme of the French public radio channel France Inter's [cf. émission de France Inter] "Grand Bain" broadcast of August 15, 2012.
The reporter Sonia Devillers has invited Lucienne Peiry, Director of Research and International Relations, and Julie Borgeaud, curator of the Louis Soutter, le tremblement de la modernité, (the trembling of modernity) exhibition at the Maison Rouge, Paris (until September 23, 2012) as speakers for the event.
"A la recherche de l’être", lecture by Lucienne Peiry in Paris on June 30, 2012.
On June 30th, Lucienne Peiry, Director of Research and International Relations at the Collection de l'Art Brut, is giving a lecture entitled "A la recherche de l’être" [in search of the being] on the Art Brut creators Guo Fengyi, Alexander Lobanov and Judith Scott. The lecture takes place under the auspices of the psychoanalyst Lise Maurer' seminar "From the Trinity in Disarray to the Sinthome" for the Research and Clinical Studies group.
Full seminar program
University of Lausanne : Florence Choquard defends her doctoral dissertation.
On June 19th, Florence Choquard defends her doctoral dissertation devoted to the history of creative patients of the Cery Psychiatric Hospital, who are considered to be creatorof Art Brut. Under the heading "Le regard d'un psychiatre sur les écrits de la folie. La carrière de Hans Steck à l'Asile psychiatrique de Cery (1920-1960)" [A psychiatrist's view on the writings of insanity. Hans Steck's career at the Cery Psychiatric Asylum], she is speaking at the University of Lausanne.
Under the auspices of the exhibition Aloïse. The Solar Ricochet, Florence Choquard will be giving a lecture Le psychiatre Hans Steck et Aloïse [the psychiatrist Hans Steck and Aloïse] on October 4, 2012. I hereby sign up for the event.
Lecture on Fernando Nannetti by Lucienne Peiry, in Venice on June 18, 2012
Under the auspices of the colloquium "International Conference on Motivational Interviewing" held in Venice on June 18 thru 20, 2012, Lucienne Peiry, Director of Research and International Relations at the Collection de l'Art Brut, is giving a lecture on Fernando Nannetti and his writings, as carved into the walls of the Volterra Psychiatric Hospital and presented at the Collection de l'Art Brut in 2011.
This presentation is to be followed by two talks by, respectively, Dr. Domenico Casagrande, the last director of the San Servolo Psychiatric Clinic (Venice), and Dr. Paulo Tranchina, speaking on reforms in psychiatry in Italy.
Master's thesis on Art Brut presented at the University of Lausanne
Joëlle Christen is presenting her Master's thesis "Rencontre du texte et de l'image brute chez Carlo Zinelli, Laure Pigeon, August Walla" [meeting between text and 'raw image' in the work of ...] at the University of Lausanne on June 15, 2012.
Ms. Christen wrote her thesis under the direction of the art history professor Kornelia Imesch Oeschlin; the jury included Lucienne Peiry, Director of Research and International Relations at the Collection de l'Art Brut, whose work can be consulted at the library of the Collection de l'Art Brut.
Students from Lausanne's Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) write on the subject of Art Brut
Several students at Lausanne's Swiss Federal Institute of Technology— future computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists, chemists and architects—followed Lucienne Peiry's course on Art Brut. Under the auspices of the human and social sciences program of the College of Humanities, third-year students discovered works by numerous Art Brut creators, within the classroom but also quite frequently at the Collection de l'Art Brut museum itself, face to face with the originals.
Read their texts.
New research on Art Brut presented at the Ecole du Louvre, Paris
Pauline Mack, Les sens d’une exposition [the meanings of an exhibition].
This analysis of the scenographic devices and of the publications and events scheduling related to the Nannetti, colonel astral [Nannetti, Astral Colonel] exhibition is to be presented at the Collection de l'Art Brut in Lausanne.
Ms. Mack drew up her Master's thesis atthe Ecole du Louvre (first year of the second cycle) under the direction of Ms. Bernadette Dufrêne. Lucienne Peiry was a member of the jury. May 2012.
The thesis is available at the Collection de l'Art Brut library. More information
"La Manie épistolaire" : Vincent Capt defends his thesis at the University of Paris 8
Under the title La Manie épistolaire [a mania for letter-writing], Vincent Capt will be defending his thesis on May 4, at the University of Paris 8. His subject matter comprises an analysis of the text and poetics of letters written by patients of psychiatric institutions and preserved at the Collection de l'Art Brut.
His work addresses the conditions underlying a dialogue with insanity: the transition from a mania (where form equals symptom) to a manner where form is so individualized that it drives us up the wall— that is, it muddles our conventional reading categories (linguistic signs, type of discourse...), highlighting our linguistic ethnocentrism and shifting insanity into society.
Research directors : Gérard Dessons (Paris 8) and Jean-Michel Adam (Lausanne).
Online Catalogue raisonné of Aloïse's oeuvre as of April 19, 2012
Under the direction of Jacqueline Porret-Forel, and in collaboration with Céline Muzelle, the Aloïse Foundation has undertaken to list, inventory, study, photograph and acquaint a wider public with the oeuvre of Aloïse (1886-1964). Hosted since April 19, 2012, by the data base of the Swiss Institute for the Study of Art, the resulting catalogue can be consulted under www.aloise-corbaz.ch.
Two major exhibitions on Aloïse—Aloïse. The Solar Ricochet— will open at the Collection de l’Art Brut and the Cantonal Fine Arts Museum of Lausanne on June 2, 2012.
Art Brut in the Lebanese cultural review Kalamon
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