Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Museum Of Everything

From Primrose Hill, London to Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli in sunny Torino, the Museum Of Everything sure gets around.  This collection represents art produced outside the confines of the traditional art world by people not normally associated with the process of making art.  Outsider art was a term coined by art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972 as an English synonym for 'art brut' (French:"raw art" or "rough art"), a label created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created outside the boundaries of official culture.  Personally, I find the term 'outsider artist' misleading as it alludes to a division between those 'in' and those 'out' which by it's very nature has political implications.  This collection, showcases some wonderful examples of art which is both uplifting, intriguing, frustrating, poignant, enchanting, raw and honest made by people at the margins of society.

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