Un art populaire was born through a series of encounters. There was, first of all, an encounter with the popular art of Brazil. The discovery of its depth, its diversity, and its modernity is, in fact, the origin of this project. Then there was also the encounter with artists from the pueblos near Santa Fe in New Mexico. These singular personalities have succeeded in developing a unique and original oeuvre within a traditional context, where the presence of popular art is still very strong.
Finally, there was the encounter with the contemporary artists whose works offer a reflection on popular art. They appropriate the forms and underscore the exchanges that take place—and have taken place throughout history—between popular art and, so-called, “educated” art.