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Ralph Griffin, Wizard (detail)
September 10 2014 - August 8 2015

The University of Mississippi Museum of Art presents Our Faith Affirmed – Works from the Gordon W. Bailey Collection (September 10, 2014–August 8, 2015), a truly inspiring and transformative exhibition celebrating a major gift by noted scholar and collector Gordon W. Bailey of artworks created by African American self-taught artists. This important exhibition, and accompanying illustrated catalogue, features works by twenty-seven artists, born between 1900 and 1959. Many of the artists are widely known and several–Thornton Dial Sr., Roy Ferdinand, Bessie Harvey, Lonnie Holley, Charlie Lucas, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, and Purvis Young–are internationally exhibited. All of the artists, though unique individuals with decidedly different iconographies and points of view, share context. For them the raging authenticity and soulful expressiveness that is chiefly responsible for their popular and critical acceptance is solid evidence that they never bowed to limitations or expectations. In fact, they seldom altered their content of purpose whether cut off from the larger culture by geography or by law. Director Robert Saarnio states: “Mr. Bailey’s astute assessment that an academic campus-based museum with educational programs for schoolchildren, the general public, and University students stands uniquely positioned to leverage its collections for broad educational impact will prove prescient.”
The University of Mississippi Museum of Art

University Avenue and 5th Street, Oxford, MS 38655

http://museum.olemiss.edu


Serge Vollin
June 8 2014 - September 28 2014

Principally curated by Laurent Danchin, Mycelium - Génie Savant, Génie Brut at the Abbaye d'Auberive features works by self-taught artists alongside trained artists. Includes an installation by Jim Sanders, shell works by Paul Amar and Youen Durand, obsessive drawings by Joël Lorand, Jean-Michel Chesné and Ghislaine, paintings by Serge Vollin and Franck Lundangi, reliefs and assemblages by Ghyslaine and Sylvain Staëlens, Joaquim Antunes and Jano Pesset, and large polyptychs by Raymond Reynaud.

ABBAYE D'AUBERIVE
Place de l'Abbaye
52160 Auberive, (Haute-Marne), FRANCE
abbaye-auberive.com


Gustav Mesmer
Gustav Mesmer

Art Brut Around the World is a selection of some of the latest Art Brut works from around the world, including flying machines by Gustav Mesmer of Germany, colourful cutout figures by Ni Tanjung of Bali, and drawings of animals and spirits by the Inuit Anarqaq. In other news, it has been confirmed that the Director of Research and International Relations and former Director of Collection de l’Art Brut, Lucienne Peiry, will leave the institution at the end of 2014.

COLLECTION DE L'ART BRUT
11, av. des Bergières, CH - 1004 Lausanne SWITZERLAND
http://www.artbrut.ch


St EOM's Pasaquan

Kohler Foundation, Inc. of Kohler, Wisconsin, has announced plans to preserve Pasaquan, the colourful art environment created by Eddie Owens Martin, known as St. EOM, located near Buena Vista, Georgia. Upon completion, Pasaquan will be gifted to the Columbus State University Foundation. The university will breathe life into the site with events, programming, educational activities and tours.

www.kohlerfoundation.org


March 20 2014 - March 26 2017

For three years, Gugging Museum will show principal works by Gugging artists. 101 masterpieces are featured in gugging meisterwerke.! including works by Johann Hauser, Rudolf Horacek, August Walla, Philipp Schöpke and Oswald Tschirtner. Also at Gugging, small formats.! and Ingolf Ebeling’s postcard project will run until September 7, 2014.
GALERIE GUGGING
Am Campus 2, 3400 Maria Gugging Austria
www.gugging.org



Collector Konecny, along with Mario Ciccioli, an artist from Tuscania, and Pietro Moschini’s daughter and heir, Rosario Falasca-Moschini, worked together to transform Moschini’s house in Tuscania into a small museum. Completed in May 2013, the museum has officially opened as Casa-Museo Moschini.
CASA-MUSEO MOSCHINI
Via della Scrofa, 8 Tuscania VT-Lazio 01017 Italy
www.pietro-moschini-casamuseo.com


April 1 2014 - November 11 2014

Art Brut - Japan - Switzerland opens a dialogue between the outsider art worlds of Japan and Switzerland. Works by well-known artists such as Shinichi Sawada are shown alongside newer discoveries including Yuki Fujioka, Yu Fujita and Makoto Ozu. In the context of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan, an international conference with speakers from Japan and Europe will take place October 17–18, 2014 at Museum im Lagerhaus and the University of Zürich.
MUSEUM IM LAGERHAUS
Davidstrasse 44, CH-9000, St. Gallen, Switzerland
www.museumimlagerhaus.ch


In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Raw Vision, international Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons will be working closely with the magazine throughout the year. Raw Vision is allowing Comme des Garçons to use images and layouts from all its past magazines as the basis for its worldwide communication purposes for the whole of 2014.

Between 20 and 30 communication leaflets, in the form of mini booklets (Direct Mailings), will be made and sent to interested parties around the world. Every year, Comme des Garçons works with an artist or creative group, whereby they give Rei Kawakubo permission to use existing work which she renders completely new again, through graphic creations and sometimes additions of other work.

The first Raw Vision artists to be featured have been Anne Grgich and Howard Finster.
www.comme-des-garcons.com


March 15 2013 - June 20 2013

James Edward Deeds
Collection de l'art brut.
Avenue des Bergiers, 1004 Lausanne, Switzerland.

This exhibition is the first European show devoted to this American artist. A native American, at the age of 28 this creator was committed to what was named at the time the State Lunatic Asylum No. 3, located in Nevada (Missouri). There he produced two-hundred eighty-three individually numbered drawings, which he went on to sew together, with the help of a needle, into a personal album. The discovery of the album in question was somewhat roundabout. It was in 1969 when, while moving from one residence to another, James Edward's brother gave it to the moving van workers in exchange for their services.

Considering the token gift to be useless, the movers promptly threw it into the rubbish bin. A young boy passing by took hold of it and held on to it for many years before putting it on the market in 2006, page after page. The current owners of the work brought the full set and, after a five-year search, ended up discovering the identity of its creator.
http://www.artbrut.ch/en/21075/James%20Edward%20Deeds