Outsider Art.. or ‘Inside’ Art: January Thoughts

Above image: Henry Darger Happy New Year everyone - I hope you are all enjoying what 2014 has had to offer so far. I thought I would do a bit of an off the cuff 'rambling' blog post talking about a couple of ideas I have recently had relating to the term 'outsider art'. Hopefully … Continue reading Outsider Art.. or ‘Inside’ Art: January Thoughts

Life vs Work: The Dangers of a Biographical Interpretative Approach

“The centrality of biography to Outsider Art is not only an integral component of its categorization and valuation, but something which, through autofictional praxis, can be deliberately co-opted as a savvy marketing device, or made to function as a potent mechanism for a critique of the category itself and the foundations on which this particular … Continue reading Life vs Work: The Dangers of a Biographical Interpretative Approach

Accessible Exhibitions: Outsider Art For All

‘For, if outsider art arises from people who have no connection to the established art world, it ought to return to that world as well.’ This sentence, found in an article focusing on Intuit’s current constant struggle to ‘get people in the door’ got me thinking about interpretative curatorial techniques with relation to outsider art … Continue reading Accessible Exhibitions: Outsider Art For All