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Sarah Lombardi's lecture in CRAB (Paris)
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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
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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
Twenty-three pages of pictures on the environment created by Richard Greaves in Beauce, Quebec, are featured in the Arabic-language cultural review Kalamon. The review's 2011 winter edition includes articles by respectively Sarah Lombardi and Alexandre Medawar.
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