Outsider Art Fair — Table-ronde


Collage, drawing, painting, sculpture...

Outsider Art Fair

Past: Friday, October 23, 2015 11 AM → 12:30 PM

What is the contribution of sexual impulses in the creation of Outsider Art? How do Outsider artists embody these impulses in their paintings, drawings and photographs? Is sex one of the conditions for the emergence of the Outsider Artist? To answer these questions, our panelists, will examine the works of two artists, Henry Darger and Aloïse Corbaz, and two photographers, Miroslav Tichy and Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, who are well known in the world of Outsider Art.

This round table will be an opportunity to analyze the ‘’Vivian Girls’’ of Darger (1892-1973), these young, naked girls sometimes represented with male genitalia, and to understand the meaning of the pink lotus concealing the sex of the naked body of the great Juliette Récamier of Corbaz (1886- 1964). Isn’t the obsession of Tichy (1926-2011) to photograph every day, furtively, the women of Kyjov near the swimming pool or in their intimacy related to the artist’s life and sexuality? As for Eugene Von Bruenchenhein (1910-1983), he only took photographs of one woman, his wife Evelyne Kalke, known as Marie, mostly in erotic poses that placed sexuality at the center of his work.


Magali Croset-Calisto: sex therapist, psychologist and author.
Dr. Gerhard Damman: psychiatrist and psychologist, Outsider Art collector.
Hervé Di Rosa: artist, pioneer of ‘Figuration Libre’ movement in the 1980s, co-founder of the International Museum of Modest Art (MIAM)
Choghakate Kazarian: curator at Museum d’Arte Moderne Paris, and its recent exhibition Henry Darger: xxx

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Ouverture au public : Vendredi 20 & samedi 21 octobre 11h00 -20h00 — Dimanche 22 octobre 11h00-18h00

Admission fee

Full rate €10.00