Culture

Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible

American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023

Columbus Ave. between 66th and 65th Streets

(212) 595-9533

Price

Free

Event Dates

Mar 14, 2017

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When

Tuesday – Sunday
March 14, 2017–August 20, 2017

Eugen Gabritschevsky: Theater of the Imperceptible

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. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, and La maison rouge, Paris. 

Image: Untitled by Eugen Gabritschevsky