“Art Brut Biennial II: Architectures” in Lausanne

Launched in 2013, the Art Brut Biennials continue this year with the “Architectures” exhibition presenting two hundred and fifty drawings, paintings, sculptures and textile creations. By fifty-one different Art Brut authors, the works on show thus testify to a very wide range of techniques, materials, dimensions and formal languages.

 

Patrick Gimel, untitled, 1981 © Adn-VdL. Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne

Patrick Gimel, untitled, 1981 © Adn-VdL. Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne

 

This second edition biennial highlights architecture: it presents a range of works—some of which have never before gone on display—exclusively focused on the theme of construction. Showcased side-by-side, representations of houses, buildings and cities, together with floor plans, elevations of facades, cross-section and perspective views are invited to dialogue among themselves. Their Art Brut authors have rejected all the geometric constraints and demands of convention ordinarily governing architectural drawings, diverting the laws of perspective in favor of their own, highly personal interpretations. (more…)