Thursday, 11 May 2017

New Publication: "Eugen Gabritschevsky (1983 - 1979)"

Eugen Gabritschevsky, 'Religiöse Figuren für Almanach', 1953. Mixed Media on Paper, 29.5 x 21 cm. Courtesy Delmes & Zander

Eugen Gabritschevsky (1983 - 1979), Rousseau, V, Lombardi, S, de Galbert, A & Le Roux, N (eds), 2016, Snoeck, Ghent. Courtesy Delmes & Zander

New Publication - Eugen Gabritschevsky (1893 - 1979)

The catalog was published to accompany the touring exhibition that took place at La maison rouge, Paris, Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, and which is currently on display at American Folk Art Museum, New York.
It features writings by Antoine de Galbert, Sarah Lombardi and Valerie Rousseau, among others.

"Throughout his life, Eugen Gabritschevsky displayed a precocious passion for the natural sciences, particularly entomology. Born in Russia, he completed advanced degrees in biology and genetics in Moscow, before pursuing postdoctoral studies in 1925 at Columbia University. Soon after he joined the Pasteur Institute in Paris in 1927, his successful career was cut short by the deterioration of his mental health, leading to his admission into a psychiatric hospital in Germany in 1931. There, and for the rest of his life, Gabritschevsky elaborated a prolific, refined, and heterogeneous body of work—gouaches, drawings, and watercolors on paper—imbued with his early scientific interests, observation skills, and a propensity for experimentation. This first in-depth exhibition of Gabritschevsky’s relatively unknown artistic contribution is composed of more than eighty artworks, a film, publications, and archival documents." (...)

Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible
March 14, 2017–August 20, 2017
American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY

Find out more on the exhibition here and on the publication here.

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