Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Outsider Art - Outside What?

Wild Hog Whirligig by David Butler
Outsider Art is a convenient term, but for whom? Who is 'outside' and why - and what does it mean for the Art?

A reflection on labels and meaning, prompted by the exhibit
'Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection' at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Thursday, February 14, 2013

All That Glitters: El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum

El Anatsui at the Brooklyn Museum (photo MMacGregor)
The splendid work of a contemporary wizard, conjuring truth and grace from trash and debris


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Art Games and Forgeries

'Legitimate' art and Art Forgery - thoughts on complex games, and on two recent books featuring the art and the schemes of high stakes forgery.