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

Writing affects us: everyone has learned to read and write, our handwriting expresses our personality and reflects our emotions. Écrits d'Art Brut – Wild Expression & Thought celebrates the act of writing and shows it in the context of Art Brut. Join our guest curator Lucienne Peiry on a tour of the exhibition.

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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