RAW VISION 25 Art Brut
18/09/2013 – 08/22/2014
It is a privilege for the Halle Saint Pierre to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Raw Vision. Founded in 1989, the British magazine based in London, will be the first to defend the creation popular non-standard and give an international dimension. In the late ’80s, thanks to the establishment of private collections and conducting pioneering exhibitions, art brut was released from the confidentiality surrounding the first surveys of Dubuffet. But the dynamism of its small network of enthusiasts was incommensurate with the excitement that accompanies today’s public, media and institutional recognition. The catalyst and unifying role of Raw Vision was essential. At a time when the value of the professional contemporary art was questioned, the magazine showed the existence of an alternative art scene, misunderstood or ignored, where creative energy is accomplished against a hegemonic culture deemed materialistic, alienating and obsolete.
Accompanying since its inception this publishing venture which it shares the spirit of independence and discovery, the Halle Saint Pierre has naturally made the initiator of the exhibition Raw Vision, 25 art brut: praise of look and creating unimpeded who prefers visionary visible, the inner vision to appearances the real world. Eighty artists from Europe, America, Africa, India and Japan are combined, illustrating the forms of expression deeply rooted in the human imagination and manifested through heroic creations; an expression that takes a variety of forms, sometimes intimate and secret in its manifestations or expansive public and epic.
Curators: Martine Lusardy and John Maizels
It is a privilege for the Halle Saint Pierre to hold an event in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Raw Vision, the London-based magazine That was the first publication to UPHOLD non-conventional folk art forms and bring ’em to international attention. By the time of its founding in 1989, thanks to the growth of private collections and the organization of exhibitions trailblazing Outsider Art HAD Emerged from the obscurity That HAD surrounded Dubuffet’s initial explorations. Aim the energy and devotion of what was then a mere handful of enthusiasts Were out of proportion with the Widespread, effervescent recognition Outsider Art Receives today by the public, the media and major institutions. In this respect, Raw Vision played a catalytic, unifying role. When the value of mainstream contemporary art cam under scrutiny, the review presented a little known, obscure Often alternative artistic stage, Whose creative impetus starkly Contrasted with the materialism, obsolescence and alienating effect of hegemonic culture.
The Halle Saint Pierre shares this spirit of independence and discovery, and this HAS Accompanied editorial adventure its since inception. It is in this spirit That Initiated the museum the exhibition, Raw Vision, 25 years of Outsider Art: a tribute to unfettered vision and establishment That chooses the visionary over the visible and inward vision over the events of the real world. Eighty artists from Europe, America, Africa, India and Japan Have Been Brought together to Illustrate the purest form of live and MOST artistic creation, The Most inventive forms of contemporary folk art.
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