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 christian berst art brut gallery is internationally recognized as a key player in its field.
Since 2005, although it also exhibits classics that have already been established, it is especially recognized for its contemporary discoveries, in which it actively participates in the institutionalization (MoMa, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, etc.).
Fifteen of them were selected for the 2013 Venice Biennale, while Luboš Plný and Dan Miller, who have been defended by the gallery for 15 years, were selected for the 2017 Venice Biennale.
In 2021, the works of 50 of the artists it defends entered the collections of the Centre Pompidou.
In order to bring an ever-widening audience into the arcane world of art brut - a field that knows no formal, geographical or historical limits - the gallery regularly participates in international fairs (FIAC, Paris+ par Art Basel, Paris Photo,artgenève, ARCOmadrid…) and is distinguished by the publication of more than 100 bilingual catalogs.
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 2022, Christian Berst co-directed, with Raphaël Koenig, the Cerisy colloquium devoted to Art Brut.
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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, Alice Pepey.