dimanche 19 octobre 2014

Contemporary Outsider Art : The Global Context (The University of Melbourne 23 – 26 October 2014)

Dans le cadre du colloque international Contemporary Outsider Art : The Global Context, Baptiste Brun (boursier du Centre allemand d'histoire de l'art et membre du Crab) présentera une communication lors de la session intitulée "Outsider Art History and Theory", le vendredi 24 octobre à l'Université de Melbourne.

Le site de l'événement : ICI

Baptiste Brun, "Jean Dubuffet's Art Brut as a « boundary object » : a tool, a method"

Since a few years, research in Europe focusing on Outsider Art or Art Brut shows that those topics (artefacts and concepts) emphazise the necessity of working with a new method based on transdicplinarity. Historically, the genesis of what became critical categories explains this necessity. The way Jean Dubuffet had created a new conception of art held by a collection of artifacts is paradigmatic of it (Delavaux, 2010).

At the crossroad of Art History and Sociology, our topic is to show how specific was the painter's work with Art Brut (Art Brut is there thought bough as a work and as a practice of collection and criticism). Dubuffet's original position after-War set at the intersection of Art's world, Psychiatry's World and Ethnography's World. He subverted the tools and methods of both of those worlds to reach his goal that is to renew his own work and to contest the established rules of the Art's World. Furthermore, this enterprise and the artefacts it refers to return to the different disciplines that contribute to its emergence. After presenting the context of this emergence, we will show how Jean Dubuffet's Art Brut has an epistemological efficiency that creates loopholes in established discourses. Short declarations on Art Brut like those of Claude Levi-Strauss, Gilles Deleuze, Howard S. Becker or Nathalie Heinich – amongst others – encouraged us to look at it as a « boundary object » (Susan Leigh Star and James R. Griesemer, 1989), a tool, a method to think about Art Brut - broaderly Art, in an anthropological way.

Le programme entier : ICI

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