Aleksander Lobanov - February 16 through May 27, 2007
He would sublimate his tragedy and succeed in reconstructing his identity through the symbolic route, deploying his own dreamlike mythology and producing several hundred creations that make him the most important Russian creator of Art Brut.
His works, mainly self-portraits, are influenced by the triumphant Soviet ideology. Aleksander Lobanov takes on Stalin’s traits, adopts his posture and his attributes, so that the creator’s portrait is substituted for that of the dictator. He becomes his own icon and is the star of the substitute story he opposes to the silence he has been forced into.
The Collection de l’Art Brut presents the first major retrospective devoted to Aleksander Lobanov.
More than 120 works by Aleksander Lobanov: paintings, drawings, photographs, photomontages and collages drawn for a great part from the Inye Collection in Yaroslavl (Russia), as well as from various public institutions and private collectors. The Collection de l’Art Brut wishes to express its gratitude to Dr Vladimir Gavrilov for his generous donations; it thanks the lenders, especially Dr Vladimir Gavrilov for the works from the Inye Collection in Yaroslavl (Russia), as well as Dominique de Miscault, Alain Escudier, Youlia Karabardina and Sophie Perrelet for their precious contribution.
A bilingual monograph (French/English): Aleksander Pavlovitch Lobanov, auteur d’Art Brut russe, a collective book.
Two short films dedicated to Lobanov, screened continuously.
DatesFebruary 16 to May 27, 2007
Opening ceremony Thursday February 15, 2007, 18:30
Aleksander Pavlovitch Lobanov, auteur d’Art Brut russe, sous la dir. de Dominique de Miscault et Alain Escudier, Paris, Editions Aquilon, 2007.
Film / DVD
- La valise de Lobanov, de Erika Manoni, 9 min., Lausanne, Collection de l’Art Brut, 2007.
Alexander Pavlovitch Lobanov, de Bruno Decharme, 7 min., Paris, abcd, 2005.
The exhibition Aleksander Lobanov is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.