In Focus: the Context of Outsider Art

Welcome to the final installment of 'In Focus,' a series of blog posts featuring question and answer sessions between me and PhD student Marion Scherr. In this last post, we'll look at the term outsider art in an international context, and discuss the relationship between outsider art and the 'traditional, mainstream' art that is taught … Continue reading In Focus: the Context of Outsider Art

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In Focus: Exhibiting Outsider Art

Welcome to the second installment of 'In Focus,' a series of blog posts that see a question and answer session taking place between me and PhD student Marion Scherr. This post focuses on the implications of the term 'outsider art' for the artists it describes, and considerations when exhibiting works of outsider art.  Marion Scherr … Continue reading In Focus: Exhibiting Outsider Art

Book Review: Artaud the Moma by Jacques Derrida

In this extended post, writer Nick Moss reviews Jacques Derrida: Artaud the Moma (Columbia University Press, 2017). Moss critically examines Derrida's writings about what it means for an artist - and subsequently their work - to exhibit in various institutions.  Jacques Derrida engaged repeatedly with the work of Antonin Artaud throughout his life. His best … Continue reading Book Review: Artaud the Moma by Jacques Derrida

In Focus: The Question of Outsider Art

Over the past six months or so, I have been contributing to a project by PhD student Marion Scherr. Marion initially got in touch because she is currently completing her PhD thesis at the University of Oldenburg, Germany (School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies), focusing on the personal experiences, opinions and thoughts of artists who have been labelled … Continue reading In Focus: The Question of Outsider Art