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For the past five years, our gallery has been encouraging an ever wider audience to explore the terra incognita of Art Brut. The creators featured in the gallery invite us - albeit in many cases unknowingly - on a mental, geographic, and aesthetic journey. The twin virtues of genius and madness, social exclusion, and a close connection with other spaces are the fertile ground where these wild flowers grow. They give a strikingly authentic glimpse into unfamiliar mental states and remind us that the beginnings of art are the alpha and omega of all forms of creativity, with the ability to change the way we look at the world. Above and beyond the dominant canons of art, Art Brut is pure creativity, stripped of the often overly conventional contortions of «official» art. It is a guide, stilling our hunger for meaning in an age that has lost its compass.

As France prepares to open its first museum devoted to Art Brut, and exhibitions, publications, and research on Art Brut are flourishing worldwide, we are delighted to continue our work promoting the dialogue of the intimate and the universal.

Artists
portrait de Beverly Baker - © christian berst — art brut
Beverly Baker
portrait - © christian berst — art brut
Joseph Barbiero
Anselme Boix Vives - © christian berst — art brut
Anselme Boix Vives
portrait of giovanni bosco - © christian berst — art brut
Giovanni Bosco
portrait of jill gallieni - © christian berst — art brut
Jill Gallieni
guo fengyi drawing - © christian berst — art brut
Fengyi Guo
Antonio Larreategui, untitled, 2004. wax pastel on cardboard, 27.56 x 19.69 in - © christian berst — art brut
Antonio Larreategui
Michel Nedjar in his workshop - © christian berst — art brut
Michel Nedjar
anna zemankova - © christian berst — art brut
Anna Zemankova
Catalog
Beyond the boundaries discoveries and new acquisitions 2010
Beyond the boundaries 2010 - © christian berst — art brut

Forewords : Christian Berst
Catalog published to mark the exhibition Beyond the boundaries : discoveries and new acquisitions 2010, from september 16th to october 16th, 2010.
Co published with les éditions Le livre d’art, 2010.

Press review
Une rentrée hors-les-normes
Télérama Sortir. September 29, 2010.
Beyond the boundaries
Télérama Sortir. September 15, 2010.
Beverly Baker, Joseph Barbiéro, Rentrée hors-les-normes 2010
Paris Art. September 15, 2010.
Galerie Christian Berst
Beaux Arts. September 1, 2010.
beyond the boundaries season 2010

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