Marcus Eager et Michel Nedjar : globe-trotteurs et donateurs
Following generous donations from Michel Nedjar and Marcus Eager - nearly 300 works by 47 Art Brut artists - LaM will present Planètes brutes, nouvel accrochage from December 10, 2021 to December 10, 2022.
Like a journey oscillating between several approaches (Dialoguing with the invisible, Childhood memories, Distant cities, Body to body), the course also pays tribute to Pierre Chave, recently deceased, whose gallery in Vence is linked to the history of art brut and to the collection of the LaM - Lille Metropole Museum of modern art, contemporary art and art brut.
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.