EXHIBITION Henry DARGER

Henry Darger, 'Statues strangling children'.  © Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris/ Photo Roger-Viollet - Adagp Paris.

Henry Darger, ‘Statues strangling children’. © Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris/ Photo Roger-Viollet – Adagp Paris.

Until 11th October at the Museum of Modern Art of Paris (Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MAM)

The Museum of Modern Art of Paris presents, until the 11th of October, a body of works by American artist Henry Darger (1892-1973), making the spectator oscillate between enchantment and repulsion. A marginalized figure, the self-taught artist Darger remained throughout his life withdrawn from the art world. Nowadays he has become a key figure of art brut, with his work having influenced some notorious contemporary artists such as the Chapman brothers. Continue reading…