The Museum of Everything / Exhibition 1.1
15.10.2012 – 31.03.2013
For its inauguration in Paris, the Chalet Society takes residency a surprising space – a former school in construction – and opens its program of experimentations. Our first season tests the limits of a commonly accepted notion of artist and hosts The Museum of Everything, « the world’s only wandering space for the undiscovered, unintentional and untrained artists of modern times ».
The Museum of Everything arrives for the first time in France with more than 500 artworks and objects, bringing together a variety of extraordinary self-taught or unknown artists. It reveals a facet of artistic creation that has been growing for a century outside artistic institutions.
Highlights of this alternative history of art include the panoramic fairy-tale of Chicago janitor Henry Darger, the towering spirit scrolls of Chinese factory worker Guo Fengyi, a strange family of pre teenage mannequins of Morton Bartlett , the healing machines of Emery Blagdon, the creatures of a secret kingdom built by an Indian roads worker Neck Chand, the sensual fantasies of Aloïse Corbaz, the mystic constructions of French miniature architect ACM, the stunning thread sculptures of Judith Scott.
Other contemporary artists join the exhibition: Ed Ruscha, Annette Messager, John Baldessari, Christian Boltanski, Sir Peter Blake, Cindy Sherman, Nick Cave, Marlene Dumas, Carsten Holler, Lee Friedlander, Maurizio Cattelan, David Byrne… They present and comment the works of the artists of Everything that have moved, troubled or inspired them.
Check the website of The Museum of Everything for more information.
Photos: © Nicolas Krief