Major loan by the Collection de l'Art Brut for the "La folie en tête" show at the Maison Victor Hugo, Paris
14.11.2017 - vie
La Collection de l'Art Brut is lending some forty works to the Maison Victor Hugo in Paris, for the "La folie en tête - aux racines de l'Art Brut" Art Brut's head-to-roots madness exhibition at the Maison Victor Hugo, Paris. The show opens on November 16th, 2017.
Based on the life of Victor Hugo—namely the madness that befell his brother Eugène and his daughter Adèle—the show explores the constitution of a new realm of art. This represents a chance to show the collection of works by mental health patients, as built up by four psychiatrists during the 19th century. The latter had, often surreptitiously, collected works that had been produced by patients during “art therapy” sessions.
The Dr. Browne Collection, today belonging respectively to the Dumfries and the Galloway archives.
The Dr. Auguste Marie Collection, collected in the main by Jean Dubuffet and currently belonging to the Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne.
The Walter Morgenthaler Collection, which became famous thanks to the presence of such notables as Robert Walser and, above all, Adolf Wölfli, a leading Art Brut figure.
The Prinzhorn Collection, whose mythical reputation is indebted to the 1922 publication of a book based on a study by Hans Prinzhorn (1886-1933).
Maison Victor Hugo
6 place des Vosges
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