Outsider Art under Analysis: Part One (Speakers)

Above Image:  'The Economically Booming City of Tianjin, China' by Norimitsu Kokubo On Saturday 15 June, I visited the Wellcome Collection for a talk on the history and development of 'outsider art'; an event accompanying the current 'Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan' exhibition. Here, I have outlined the main points covered by each of the … Continue reading Outsider Art under Analysis: Part One (Speakers)

Double Review: Face to Face with the Outsiders… and The Gravy Train

(Image Credit: Nick Blinko - not from exhibition) Recently, I participated in a bit of a London exhibition marathon. I had been planning the day for a while, hoping to fit in a third visit to the Wellcome Collection’s fantastic ‘Souzou’ exhibition, as well as popping in to various other smaller shows whilst I had … Continue reading Double Review: Face to Face with the Outsiders… and The Gravy Train

Review – ‘Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan’ at the Wellcome Collection

‘Outsider art’, although a term that is so often criticised for its ambiguity and uncomfortable sentiments, takes centre stage this spring at the Wellcome Collection in London. Despite the semantic controversy surrounding the term itself, there is nothing ambiguous, controversial or uncomfortable about Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan. Unlike the development and history of ‘outsider … Continue reading Review – ‘Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan’ at the Wellcome Collection