Vol 24 (1) 2006
Collecting as Obsession – Frederik De Preester
The Long Way from Folk Art towards Art Brut: The Birth and Development of Leszek Macak’s Collection – Maciej Macak
Collecting – An Addiction – Charlotte Zander
Arnulf Rainer and Outsider Art – Clara Ditz
The Psychopathology of Collectors. Some General Remarks on Psychoanalysis and Collecting – Gérard Wajcman
The Mastering of the Drive in African Art and its Collecting: An Interview with Julien Quackelbeen, March, 2006 – Filip Geerardyn
Violence and Discourse – Christian Demoulin
A Forgotten Manuscript? M. Duras’ La Douleur – Veroniek Knockaert
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A Forgotten Manuscript? M. Duras’ La Douleur
"J'ai retrouvé ce journal dans deux cahiers des armoires bleues de Neauphle-le-Château. Je n'ai aucun souvenir de l'avoir écrit. Je sais que je l'ai fait, que c'est moi qui l'ai écrit, je reconnais mon écriture et le détail de ce que je raconte, […], mais je ne me...
Violence and Discourse
Using Lacan's notion of capitalist discourse, the author provides support for the comprehension of actual discontent in our civilisation, for the "new symptoms" and for new forms of violence. Capitalist discourse substitutes the normative function of the law with the...
The Mastering of the Drive in African Art and its Collecting: An Interview with Julien Quackelbeen, March, 2006
This interview explores the origins of the African art collection of the psychoanalyst Julien Quackelbeen. A small Ikoko mask of the Pende tribe was the first object in his collection. This was given to him when he was just five years old and was then stolen. In this...
The Psychopathology of Collectors. Some General Remarks on Psychoanalysis and Collecting
In Freudian and post-Freudian theory we find elements for a clinic of the collector. For instance, Karl Abraham's notion of the "anal character" has been used as a basis for the psychological profile of people who accumulate. But although most collectors do not...
Arnulf Rainer and Outsider Art
The Austrian artist Arnulf Rainer has been collecting outsider art for half a century already. In the Vienna of the 1950s he himself was regarded as a mad outsider. In 1994 Rainer worked with psychotic artists at the mental hospital in Gugging. His interest is not so...
Collecting – An Addiction
Not without irony, the author relates the story of the origin and development of what, in the course of about 45 years of collecting, would become probably the world's largest collection of Art Brut, Naive and Outsider Art. Charlotte Zander started collecting as a...
The Long Way from Folk Art towards Art Brut: The Birth and Development of Leszek Macak’s Collection
In this paper the author sketches the coming into being and the development of his father's collection. Thirty five years ago, Leszek Macak acquired his first items of folk art as decoration for his newly built house. Soon his collector's passion made itself felt,...
Collecting as Obsession
In this interview the Paris-based film maker and art brut collector, Bruno Decharme, talks about his passion for collecting works of art. He speaks poetically of his fascination for the works of psychotic patients and of his attempts as a director to capture the...