You & Me
The artists Myriam Busquoit and Bernard Crespin invite us to discover a limited selection of works from their respective collections. “A selection made by you in your collection and by me in my collection. The quest for a substance, the time for a hanging. “And this, until July 8, 2017.
In this proposal, two works of art brut, one by Melvin Way and one by Foma Jaremtschuk…
Discovered in the early 1980s at a homeless center in New York City, Melvin Way is now a key figure in contemporary art brut. Having interrupted his scientific studies because of his schizophrenia, he relentlessly covers fragments of papers of mathematical and chemical formulas, sibylline sketches… These dense talismanic notes, which he treasures in his pockets, exhale a rare magnetism. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Critics, Jerry Saltz, considers him “a mystic visionary genius, one of the greatest living American artists.” The artist’s works are now in the collections of the MoMA (New York) and the Smithsonian (Washington).