Interview with the French gallerist Christian Berst

Paris-based gallerist Christian Berst has opened a new space on Rivington Street in New York City, with a group show entitled Do The Write Thing: Read Between the Lines. Known for his passion and dedication to art brut, Christian Berst aims to continue his quest for gems and the expansion of this specific market in America, together with gallery director Phillip March Jones, and gallery associate Daniel Klein. We visited Christian the day before the opening on October 30th, 2014 to ask him about the meaning and future of art brut, as well as this first group show, while the white paint was still fresh.

For more information about Christian Berst Gallery, please click here


Phillip March Jones is a curator, writer, and artist based in New York City. He is founder of Institute 193, a non-profit contemporary art space and publisher in Lexington, Kentucky. His works and writings have been published by Vanderbilt University Press, Dust-to-Digital, and the Jargon Society, among others.

Christian Berst is a member of the Professional Committee of Art Galleries in France. He is also a curator, lecturer and author of numerous articles in prestigious international publications.

Interview by Alexandre Stipanovich. Born in Paris, Alexandre Stipanovich is a PhD, neuroscientist, working at the Rockefeller University in New York. He has contributed to the HuffPost.fr on scientific topics, and to Flash Art, France Culture on cultural subjects. His show The Scientist airs on www.know-wave.com, the radio of OHWOW gallery.


Image (from left to right): Daniel Klein, Christian Berst and Phillip March Jones

© Phillip March Jones

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