Some of the prints reproduced on fabric and leather goods in the Marni Pre-Fall 2014 collection stem from an extensive research on Art Brut and Outsider Art: forms of artistic expression placed outside market and institutions, as to defy their restrictive logics, involving artists that are mainly autodidact, disabled, visionary and therefore often marginalized.
Marni’s interest for these artworks is a result of the formal freedom they exude and the sense of inclusion they create. As a brand that is contaminated by art, Marni approaches outsider art attracted by its borderless creativity and by the utter refusal of any impossibility.
Three artists have been involved, each one with his own language, all of them united by the use of color and formal spontaneity: Christophe Joubert and Francois-Xavier Tavy-Sacley, from France and Stefano Favaro, from Italy.
Marni contacted the artists through the associations that represent them. Three artists for three different associations: L’Esat Menilmontant; Personimages Association; Osservatorio Outsider Art.
PVC shopping bag | Francois-Xavier Tavy-Sacley
PVC shopping bag | Stefano Favaro