Mario Del Curto, James Harold Jennings, Pinnacle (USA), 1990, black and white photograph on baryta paper
The tribute, named in memory of Geneviève Roulin (1947-2001), assistant director-curator at the Collection de l'Art Brut in Lausanne from 1976 to 2001, is presented by Sam and Betsey Farber, and Andrew Edlin, CEO, Wide Open Arts, LLC. For the occasion, curators and art historians Céline Muzelle and Valérie Rousseau selected a dozen photographs by Mario Del Curto, exhibited on the second floor of the fair.
The Swiss photographer Mario Del Curto is the 2013 recipient of the Geneviève Roulin Tribute for his thirty years of documenting self-taught and art brut artists worldwide. The powerful images he creates open cosmological and philosophical doors to the idiosyncratic universes of the artists he captures. In his talk, he shares his experiences about the characters he has met and reveal unique aspects of their works. With the contribution of Céline Muzelle.