OAF Talks

Program hosted by the American Folk Art Museum, New York

Paris 2013

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Speaker: 
Jean-Hubert Martin
, curator

In his recent exhibition Theater of the World (La maison rouge, Paris, 2013; Mona, Hobart, 2012), Jean-Hubert Martin weaves sensitive connections among heterogeneous works and objects — a museological approach that seeks to renew our way of looking at things. His projects — notably Magicians of the Earth(Centre Pompidou, Paris, 1989), Artempo (Museo Fortuny, Venice, 2007), and his biennials (Sydney, San Paulo, Lyon, Moscow, Venice) — have led to the opening of artistic and cultural frontiers. As a result, Martin has invited us to think more expansively about the notion of art brut and its gradual inclusion of non-western productions. From the specific to the universal, what is it about these works that speak to us, and what do they provoke in the imagined space of an exhibition?

Organized and moderated by Valérie Rousseau, curator, art of the self-taught and art brut at the American Folk Art Museum, with the participation of Barbara Safarova, president of abcd (art brut connaissance & diffusion) and associate professor at the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris.

Speakers: 
Sandra Adam-Couralet
, art critic & independent curator and 
Nanette Jacomijn Snoep, director of History collections, Musée du quai Branly

This session with Sandra Adam-Couralet (Judith Scott, Collège des Bernardins, 2011) and Nanette Jacomijn Snoep (Exhibitions: The Invention of the Savage, Musée du quai Branly, 2011) presents a reflection on the exhibition Masters of Chaos (Musée du quai Branly, Paris, 2012. Curator: Jean de Loisy) on which they both collaborated. By referencing the creations and artistic practices highlighted during this and other projects, they compare the roles of the shaman and artist as transgressors, and examine the representation of otherness, shedding light on our understanding of specific aspects of art brut.

Organized and moderated by Valérie Rousseau, curator, art of the self-taught and art brut at the American Folk Art Museum.

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