Art Brut, abcd/Bruno Decharme collection

Exhition, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France, until 18 January 2015.
Bruno Decharme’s collection descends from the collecting and research undertaken by pioneering psychiatrists, artists, and writers. By placing these productions under the umbrella of art, a radical paradigm shift incites us to rethink our idea of art. Through their visions, which we could qualify as delirious, each of them touches on a form of understanding that echoes universal and fundamental questions: Who are we? Where are we from? Where are we heading? Despite this, there is no artistic belonging. They are often isolated, ignoring each other’s very existence, and consequently do not form any kind of ideological or stylistic school. Moreover, most of these artists create with a quite different purpose than to make art.