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6th Art Brut biennial: Faces

Where?
Collection de l'Art Brut
When
From 08.12.2023 to 28.04.2024
Price
From
12 CHF
The forthcoming Art Brut biennial (2023-2024) will be devoted to the theme of Faces. As the world emerges from two years of forced mask-wearing, what better way to dig deep into the diverse works held by the Collection de l’Art Brut and to draw attention to the many pieces that put the face front and centre?

Useful information

Address

Collection de l'Art Brut
Avenue des Bergières 11
1004 Lausanne

How to get there

Schedules

From 08.12.2023 to 28.04.2024
Open
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00

Full price

12 CHF

AVS/AI

6 CHF

Groups from 6 people

6 CHF

Children up to 16 years, students, apprentices, unemployed

Free

Carer of a disabled person

Free

Closed on Mondays (except in July and August).
Public holidays: open from 11am to 6pm.
Free admission on the first Saturday of the month.
On 24 and 31 December: 11am to 5pm.
Closed on 25 December and 1 January.

Access
Bus 3, 20, 21: «Beaulieu-Jomini» stop 

More info

Our face is what makes us unique. Its features and expressions convey everything about us: body and mind. To deprive us of the face’s demonstrative power, even partially, is to leave us feeling dismembered, as if we’ve lost a part of our humanity.

One way to think about the face is to consider its role in communication. After all, the gaze has a certain potency - we know what happens when two people’s eyes meet, and how children build their sense of self by observing the facial expressions of those whose role is to nurture them.

But the face also serves another, more contradictory purpose: it is the visible surface of what lies hidden inside us. It both reveals and conceals our thoughts, our feelings, our concerns and our emotions.

The face therefore merits exploration through an anthropological lens. For art brut - a form of art whose existence is driven by creative necessity - this exploratory exercise takes on a distinctive character: no matter how socially or culturally marginalised their creators, these works, with their figurative undertones, compel us to look long and hard at what it is that makes us human. These faces - some attentive, questioning, searching or communicative, others blank, vacant or withdrawn - capture the way in which we relate to the world around us, forcing us to question, through a type of mise en abyme, our inherently personal experience of humanity. 

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