Anouk Grinberg: multi-faceted

Anouk Grinberg: multi-faceted

In early summer, the paintings, drawings and embroideries ofAnouk Grinberg were exhibited at the Chapelle du Méjan in Arles. From July 13, we found her on the bill of The Night of 12 by Dominik Moll. From the end of August, because we will have already missed her, she will return alongside Gérard Depardieu in the film adaptation of Simenon’s novel. The green shutters by Jean Becker. At the start of the school year, it is not on the big screen that we will find her, but on the boards of the Théâtre de la Colline in And why do I have to talk like you?. In the fall, finally, we will discover her as the wife of a thug in the new comedy by Louis Garrel, The Innocent.

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Hyperactive, Anouk Grinberg is an artist with multiple interests. A few months ago, we were diving with her Inside the minds of actors (editions Odile Jacob, 2022) in which she became interested in the interviews she conducted with neurologists and actors. Today, we move away from the mystery of interpretation to approach that of artistic creation. Four years ago, Anouk Grinberg collected Art Brut texts in And why do I have to talk like you?, a piece accompanied by the music of Nicolas Repac. This fall, we discover a new version of the play directed by Alain Françon at La Colline from September 22 to October 16.

“Art Brut”, a term that we owe to Jean Dubuffet, designates forms of art foreign to culture, freed from the grip of cultural conditioning, produced by artists singled out and ostracized for their marginality, their non-compliance or their “abnormal” character. The artists in whom Anouk Grinberg is interested are often anonymous, locked up against their will in psychiatric asylums, isolated and rejected by society and their relatives. However, these artists manage to create unique works of strikingly free poetry that have inspired the greatest surrealist poets. André Breton and Paul Éluard, for example, were marked during their stay in a psychiatric asylum by the associations of ideas of these extraordinary artists and the freedom they took with language. In the collection of raw texts named And why do I have to talk like you? (Editions Le Passeur, 2020), Anouk Grinberg writes: “They [Les surréalistes] saw in them masters of what fuses. Surprisingly, in terms of freedom, the insane were paradoxically ahead of the educated: the rules had no hold on them, they did not take themselves for artists, their literature came straight from the “central fire”.”

“I draw what I see in life”

This artistic philosophy also inspires the plastic practice of Anouk Grinberg. His drawings, paintings and embroideries exhibited in Arles in the spring, as well as the book My heart (Actes Sud, 2022) which accompanies the exhibition, testify to an effort to find the “pure” artistic gesture, freed from the gaze of others, far from the simulacrum. In My heartErnest Pignon-Ernest wrote: “Anouk’s images seem to be deposited on the sheets as if straight from the mind, straight from the dream, from the heart or from the guts, live, without going through the hand.” For Germain Viatte, who is also involved in this book, Anouk Grinberg’s way of drawing is linked to his way of interpreting roles. That she is a great comedian’s dresser in The green shutters (Jean Becker, 2022), judge decided to reopen a femicide investigation in The night of 12 (Dominik Moll, 2022) or sunny and loving mother in The Innocent (Louis Garrel, 2022), this multi-faceted actress is always on the lookout for strong roles, to which she gives substance while blending feverishness, humour, joy and seriousness.

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