19 June – 12 October 2008
Museum of Modern Art | Nave
This exhibition is the largest, up until now, presentation of the works of more than forty artists from Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia who have been categorised into the genre of Art Brut, employed to indicate art in its “original, raw form”. The art work of Art Brut is freed from external influences, calculations and successes. It is instead linked to direct sources of the world of imagination and exciting due to its genuine originality. These more than two hundred items come from the collections of the Nová Paka Town Museum, the collections of Eva and Jan Švankmajer, the Olomouc Museum of Art and additionally from private collections. They serve to provide a complete picture of Czech Art Brut from a period stretching from 1905 up to 2005 and its unique position within a European context.