ART BRUT LIVE – photography | Mario Del Curto

27 Mar – 3 Aug 2015

The exhibition ART BRUT LIVE includes more than 100 pictures by Swiss photographer Mario Del Curto. His portraits of art brut artists and his unique photographs of the environments in which they live and work offer a unique key to understanding their work.

Mario Del Curto (*1955) documented the social movements in Switzerland in the 1970s and later focused on the world of theater and dance. It was here that he began to work with portraiture, which he further developed in the field that was his personal passion – art brut. Since 1983, Del Curto has photographed dozens of art brut artists throughout the world. Despite their sometimes bizarre subject matter, his existential portraits of outsiders in art and sometimes even in life manage to retain a profound sense of human dignity. Del Curto’s photographs are a unique record of the complex world of art brut artists, in which the act of creation is an expression of being and of the meaning of existence, where everything relates to everything else and where the artist, his life story, his environment and his work form one single entity. The photographs of Mario Del Curto are filled with a sense of wonder at the immense breadth of human fantasy and creativity, which know no barriers of age, sex, education, or social status.

Accompanying programme:
28. 3. | 6 pm
Mario Del Curto: Q + A - discussion and three short films by Mario Del Curto
Sunday guided tours: 12. 4., 26. 4., 24. 5., 21. 6., 19. 7., 2. 8. 2015 | 4 pm
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