In the fall of 2021, the departmental domain of Chamarande (Essonne, France) will dedicate all of its exhibition spaces to the plural work of artist Michel Nedjar.
Filiations will focus on the artist’s most recent artworks, taking the pourim dolls as the pivot point of this evolution. An important chapter of the exhibition will also revisit the links between Michel Nedjar and art brut, through to a partnership with the LaM - Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut - of Villeneuve-d’Ascq.
He is the most widely exhibited and published living art brut artist, yet the extraordinary trajectory of this Frenchman raises a question that is rarely addressed: that of the impermanence of art brut. Discovered by Jean Dubuffet at a time when he was working on the resurgence of the symbolic body, he allowed himself to become the protean artist we know and who, in his creation, embodies absolute freedom. His work can be found in countless collections, and he was the first artist brut to enter the collections of the Musée national d’art moderne (Pompidou). Exhibited at the Monnaie de Paris, the Albertina Museum and the Mona, Michel Nedjar has been the subject of nine monographic exhibitions.