Out | Group show
Artists: Kelly Brown, Christian Carlsen, Éric Derochette, Éric Godin, Thomas Labarthe, Joseph Lambert
Dates: February 6th to March 7th, 2020
In 2020, Galerie C.O.A sets aside the established frameworks and opens its doors to the marginal art of the outsiders. At a time when Raw Art is invading the most emblematic museums, and in reaction to a society where the image is systematically standardized, the floor is given to singular artists. Six of them take over the gallery walls – including four with intellectual disabilities – from Quebec, France, Belgium, Denmark and the United States.
The realities of the art world and the world of intellectual disability are different in many ways, yet they are interrelated. C.O.A. has decided to talk about inclusion and to open a dialogue between the source of creativity and plasticity. The six artists exhibited all converge towards an intuitive practice of art. The objective is to create without being part of a particular artistic field. Raw Art is above all an intention, that of creating a new language far from the great system of art.