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«Irreducible Art» addresses one of most important artistic phenomena of the 20th century, and its evolution to date: Art Brut.

The term «Art Brut» was coined in the 40s to describe artistic creations produced in places such as psychiatric hospitals, prisons or other places of isolation. However, as the 20th century progressed this term would start to incorporate new subcategories, to be revised or renamed as Outsider Art. In this way Art Brut has developed into a confused amalgam of meanings to the point where today it has become a collective mirage capable of reflecting an almost unlimited number of artistic disciplines.

The exhibition, curated by Mery Cuesta, is held in two venues: La Modelo Espai Memorial and La Nau Gaudí in Mataró. In the old Model prision, the exhibition consists of an itinerary through the cells in the fourth gallery, starting from the origins of Art Brut within institutions of isolation and leading up to the present day. In the Nau Gaudí, the essential meanings of Art Brut are explored, in the setting of the first building designed by Gaudí, a world-famous architect whose art is occasionally understood, in an international context, as being that of an Outsider artist.

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   Place: La Model (C.Entença 155, 08029 Barcelona). View map
   Opening times: Friday from 3.00 to 6.00 p.m., Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. and Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.



   Place
: Nau Gaudí (C.Cooperativa 47, 08302 Mataró). View map
   Opening times: Tuesday to Friday from 5.00 to 8.00 p.m., Saturday from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and from 5.00 to 8.00 p.m.,
   Sunday and bank holidays from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.



More info

www.lamodel.barcelona
www.naugaudi.cat
www.museuartbrut.com