Danser Brut

482959

24/09/2020 - 10/01/2021

Danser Brut :: © Valeska Gert, Tanzerische Pantomimen, 1925, filmstill. D.R. Centre National de la danse CND Danser Brut :: © Vaslav Nijinsky, Arcs and segments: lines, 1918/1919. John Neumeier Foundation Danser Brut :: © John Elsas, Weil ihr Tanz dir gut gefällt…, 1930. Museum im Lagerhaus, Stiftung für schweizerische Naïve Kunst und Art Brut, St. Gallen Danser Brut :: © Helmut Nimczewski, Coliseum, 1988. Donation de L'Aracine, LaM, Lille Métropole musee d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, Villeneuve d'Ascq Danser Brut :: © Pieter Jennes, Tomorrow is so far away, 2019. Courtesy Gallery Sofie Van de Velde

Danser Brut attempts to reveal the connection between dance and involuntary or repetitive movements. The exhibition examines different forms of expression of the body, the face and the hands as a translation of our being-in-the-world. Through an intriguing mix of Art Brut, modern and contemporary art, medical archive documents, film excerpts, etc., the exhibition defies categorisation. It does not want to tell a history of dance, but aims to broaden our view and put modernity in a different light.With work by Ulrich Bleiker, Michael Borremans, Charlie Chaplin, Aloïse Corbaz, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Michel François, Valeska Gert, Rebecca Horn, Henri Michaux, Vaslav Nijinsky, Arnulf Rainer, Philippe Vandenberg, Mary Wigman, Adolf Wölfli, along with a selection of archival documents, manuscripts, magazines, and film fragments.Danser Brut is organized by BOZAR, Brussels and Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent after an original concept by LaM, The Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art.

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