Curator Talk and Brunch with Valérie Rousseau


Sunday, September 17, 2017
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
$10 General Tickets
$5 Intuit Member/EXPO CHICAGO VIP Pass Holder
Limited seating - Advance tickets required
Light brunch included

Join us for a talk and brunch with Valérie Rousseau, Curator of Self-taught Art and Art Brut at the American Folk Art Museum in New York. Rousseau will provide a critical perspective on the state of self-taught art in the 21st century, through recent issues and artistic discoveries. Examples will be drawn from exhibitions, conferences and publications. Rousseau will be joined by Debra Kerr, Executive Director of Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art.

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Valérie Rousseau is Curator of Self-Taught Art and Art Brut at the American Folk Art Museum, New York since 2013, where she curated the AAMC Award–winning “When the Curtain Never Comes Down” on performance art (2015), and other exhibitions, notably “Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet” (2015), “William Van Genk: Mind Traffic” (2014), “Self-Taught Genius”, and “Bill Traylor: In Motion” (2013). Recent exhibitions included works by Eugen Gabritschevsky, Ronald Lockett, Melvin Way, Carlo Zinelli, Native American effigies, and Brazilian ex-votos. The founder and director of Société des arts indisciplinés, Montréal, from 2001 to 2007, Rousseau built an archive on art practices situated outside the art mainstream, and curated exhibitions, notably “Richard Greaves: Anarchitect” in 2006 at the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne. Rousseau holds a PhD in Art History and a master’s degree in Art Theory, both from Université du Québec à Montréal; and a master’s degree in Anthropology from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. She is the author of numerous publications, among them “Visionary Architectures” (The Alternative Guide to the Universe, Hayward Gallery, 2013), “Revealing Art Brut” (Culture & Musées, 2010), and Vestiges de l’indiscipline (Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2007).