2013: A Year of Outsider Art

Featured Image: Marcel Storr It’s certainly true; the past year has been an incredible one in terms of raising the profile of outsider art. It came from almost complete obscurity into the limelight with multiple London-based exhibitions and more national coverage at the Venice Biennale. Here’s a bit of a recap of what happened. Sorry … Continue reading 2013: A Year of Outsider Art

Outsider Art under Analysis: Part Two (Answers)

Above image: Marcel Storr In Outsider Art under Analysis: Part One (Speakers), I wrote about the talk I attended at the Wellcome Collection on 15 June 2013. In this post, I will answer some of the questions raised during the discussion (no research, just my own thoughts). It would be great to hear everyone else's … Continue reading Outsider Art under Analysis: Part Two (Answers)

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