By presenting the contemporary art brut, the gallery christian berst implies that it cannot be confined neither in a period of time nor in a geographical perimeter not even in a formal spectrum. What is at stake here is rather the notion of individual mythology, dear to Harald Szeemann.
The galerie christian berst art brut is internationally renowned as a key player in its field. Since 2005, while also exhibiting established classics, it has been primarily noted for its contemporary discoveries, which it plays an active role in bringing into institutions (MoMA, Metropolitan Art Museum, etc.).
In 2021, works by 50 of the artists it represents will have been incorporated into the Centre Pompidou’s collections.
In order to introduce an ever-wider public to the mysteries of art brut – a field that knows no formal, geographical or historical limits – the gallery regularly participates in international fairs (FIAC, Paris Photo, artgenève, etc.) and is distinguished by the publication of over 80 bilingual catalogues.
In 2020, the gallery opened a second space – the Bridge – where curators are invited to express their own vision of the fertile dialogue between art brut and other categories of art.
In May 2022, Christian Berst co-directed, with Raphaël Koenig, the Cerisy colloquium devoted to art brut.
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To those who have helped us become what we are
Milarepa Bacot, Hélène Barré, Sarah et Jean-Claude Berny, Yoann Blot, Camille Boury, Aurélie Capdevielle, Emilie Champenois, Géraldine Clerc, Amélie Danchin, Émilie Deroo, Olga Escoffier, Aurélien Farina, Coralie Goyard, Benedetta Grazioli, Hortense Hinsinger, Phillip March Jones, Alix de Laminne de Bex, Antoine Langé, Elsie Le Couguic, Eléonore Llorens, Aïwen Lu, Philipp March Jones, Caterina Nizzoli, Fanny Rojat, Sophie Roudier, Chiara Sartor, Simon Seguier, Nadine Servant, Marie Tanguy, Margaux Voillat, Rong Zheng, Selma Khallaf, Sophie Bonnet, Jeanne Rouxhet.