Exhibition, 8 Oct 2021 - 3 Apr 2022

The self-taught enigma

MAMC - Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France

Often celebrated as a kind of genius trained in the “school of life” who managed to produce a singular body of work despite a lack of professional training, the autodidact questions and challenges our conceptions of art. Entitled The Self-taught Enigma, the new exhibition presented at the MAMC+ in Saint-Étienne aims to revisit this idealising vision of the figure of the self-taught artist in the history of contemporary art in an attempt to grasp what actually happens when artists learn by themselves.