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OAF Talks: Daniel Cordier

In Conversation with Anne Sauvagnargues and Valérie Rousseau

Paris 2017

Daniel Cordier and Valérie Rousseau, Drouot, OAF Talks 2017
Anne Sauvagnagues and Daniel Cordier, Drouot, OAF Talks 2017


In conjunction with our Curated Space presentation Daniel Cordier and Outsider Art, you are cordially invited to attend a panel discussion featuring Daniel Cordier and his journey as a gallery owner and collector. He will be joined by Antoine Gentil, curator of the exhibition, as well as Anne Sauvagnargues and Valérie Rousseau.

In 1942 and 1943, Daniel Cordier was the secretary of Jean Moulin, who introduced him to modern art. At the end of the war, Cordier began to write, paint and collect. In 1956 and during the next eight years, he opened galleries in Paris, Frankfurt and New York. His collection was the subject of an important donation to the Centre Pompidou.

Anne Sauvagnargues is a philosopher and an artist represented in the Daniel Cordier donation. A professeur at Nanterre since 2010, she is the author of numerous essays on art and contemporary philosophy. 

Valérie Rousseau (Ph.D. Art History, UQAM, Montreal) is a curator at the American Folk Art Museum in New York since 2013, in charge of the Art Brut and self-taught art collection from the 20th Century until the present. She has curated numerous exhibitions, notably When the Curtain Never Comes Down(2015) about performance art.

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