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SURREALISTS AT PRINZHORN COLLECTION

Until August 16

"The Miracle in the Shoe Insole", curated by Dr. Kylikki Zacharias, is the largest Berlin presentation of the Prinzhorn Collection in 35 years. With a selection of around 120 masterpieces by 42 artists, some being shown for the first time, the exhibition provides an impressive overview of Hans Prinzhorn's collection, which he used as the basis for this 1922 book Die Bildnerei der Geisteskranken (Artistry of the Mentally Ill).

PRINZHORN COLLECTION
Klinik für Allgemeine Psychiatrie, Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg, Voßstraße 2, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany
www.sammlung-prinzhorn.de

Image: August Natterer


"BIRDMAN" HANS LANGNER AT GUGGING

Until June 7

A selection of German multimedia artist “Birdman” Hans Langner’s oeuvre created over the past 15 years is being shown at Galerie Gugging. On June 2, Birdman will present "Instant Art", an art form in which the artist transforms materials from his audience into works of art within minutes.

GALERIE GUGGING
Am Campus 2, 3400 Maria Gugging Austria
www.gugging.org


MR. EDDY SHOW AT AVAM

Vibrant, colourful paintings by the late Florida outsider artist Eddy Mumma (“Mr. Eddy”) are presented in Mr. Eddy Lives! Mr. Eddy was a recluse and double amputee whose solace and delight was in the production of his joyful paintings. This is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Mr. Eddy’s work to date with 118 paintings on display.

THE AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM
800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230
www.avam.org


PERFORMANCE ART AT AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM

Until July 8 at the American Folk Art Museum, "When the Curtain Never Comes Down" explores performance art by the self-taught, documenting the practices of some 27 artists from around the world, spotlighting the ceremonies, rituals and other expressive gestures and actions in which they engage. More than 275 works are shown in a variety of media including handmade clothing and costumes, mobile sculptures, ephemeral installations and mixed-media instruments.

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM
2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023
www.folkartmuseum.org


Ramirez stamps

COMMEMORATIVE RAMIREZ STAMPS

On March 26, 2015, in New York, NY, the U.S. Postal Service will issue First-Class Mail stamps featuring artworks by Martin Ramirez. The stamps will be in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of 20 stamps and will come in five designs, each featuring details from one of five of Ramirez’s drawings and collages. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp pane. The stamps will go on sale nationwide on March 26.

http://uspsstamps.com
Purchase online
tel: 800-STAMP-24


MINGERING MIKE AT SMITHSONIAN

Until August 2, 2015

Mingering Mike’s Supersonic Greatest Hits features over 100 artworks by the self-taught artist from Washington, DC. Acquired by the Museum in 2013, the collection comprises artworks constructed as part of the artist’s youthful fantasy of becoming a famous soul singer and songwriter. The works powerfully evoke the black entertainers of the late 1960s and ‘70s.

SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM
8th and G Streets NW
AmericanArt.si.edu


EUROPEAN OUTSIDER ART CONFERENCE

May 28 – June 1, 2015

This year’s International EOA Conference, titled
Heterotopias: Outsider Environments in Europe, will take place in Sicily. Curated by the Osservatorio Outsider Art, it will be an itinerant conference that will start in Palermo and move on to visit different sites. Chaired by Thomas Röske, other speakers will include Eva di Stefano, Roger Cardinal and Leslie Umberger.

www.outsiderartsicilia.com

Caption: Giovanni Cammarata’s site in Messina, Italy


ART BRUT IN PRAGUE

March 27 – August 17, 2015

The Art Brut Live exhibition, organised in cooperation with abcd Prague, will present works from the collection of French collector Bruno Decharme, one of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary art brut in the world. The selection presents new discoveries in the area of art brut, most of which has never been seen before in the Czech Republic. Documentary and portrait photographs by Swiss photographer Mario del Curto will also be shown.

DOX CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Poupetova 1, Prague 7, Czech Republic
www.dox.cz

Image: Zdeněk Košek


Pradeep Kumar matchstick art at Outsider Art Fair

Raw Vision will be displaying an installation of miniature works at its booth at the Outsider Art Fair, including the incredible matchstick carvings of Pradeep Kumar. Other works on show will include Ben Wilson’s chewing gum paintings and small drawings of romance by Ody Saban.
Raw Vision Booth 218


Sue Kreitzman at Selfridges

London based artist Sue Kreitzman has created a window display for Selfridges department store. Part of the Bright Old Things programme which celebrates creative contributions of older people, the installation overlooking Regent’s Street will last until February 28.
http://www.selfridges.com/content/article/bright-old-things-sue-kreitzman