American Folk Art Museum Logo

Drop-in Gallery Tours
12 Apr 2024

Curatorial Tour of Francesc Tosquelles: Avant-Garde Psychiatry and the Birth of Art Brut

Join us for an onsite Curatorial Perspective tour of Francesc Tosquelles: Avant-Garde Psychiatry and the Birth of Art Brut, led by Co-Curator Carles Guerra. Space is limited and registration is required. For more details or to RSVP, please email:

About the speaker:

Carles Guerra is an artist, art critic, independent researcher and curator who has extensively worked in the field of modern and contemporary art, critical pedagogies and museum studies. Last Fall 2023 Guerra was the inaugural visiting professor at the program for Catalan Studies hosted by the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU Arts & Science (CEMS) in collaboration with the Institut Ramon Llull. His latest research project has dealt with Catalan psychiatrist Francesc Tosquelles, a figure at the crossroad of anti-authoritarian policies, the emergence of Institutional Psychotherapy and the Postwar European cultural avantgarde. Since 2022 he is a founding member of Ateneu Tosquelles (Fundació CPB Serveis de Salut Mental) in Barcelona. Guerra teaches film and museum studies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He is currently a member of the Collège de photographie et image animée of the Centre Nationale d’Arts Plastiques CNAP in France. He is former director of La Virreina Centre de la Imatge, Chief Curator of MACBA Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona and executive director of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies.

Image: Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985, France), Bum du Bowery (Bowery Bum), January 1952, Watercolor and india ink on paper, 18 1/2 x 13 in. Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne/Centre de création industrielle, Gift of Mr. Daniel Cordier in 1989, AM 1989-298.

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Free; registration required