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