Écrits d'Art Brut
Video | Introduction with curator Lucienne Peiry

Écrits d’Art Brut – Wild Expression & Thought

Declarations of love, angry letters, erotic messages, journal-like notes or utopian stories: these texts by Art Brut creators were written behind closed doors, in silence and in secret. Composed in painstaking calligraphy or hastily scribbled, sometimes embroidered, carved into stone, or supplemented with images, they bear witness to an astonishing wealth of ideas. This exhibition, shown here for the first time, presents works by 13 artists whose visual impact is enhanced by their playful approach to grammar and spelling. Word and image are bound together. The works presented come from more than ten museums and private collections in several countries.

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