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Adolf Wölfli: A Kingdom of 25,000 Pages is the first large-scale retrospective of Adolf Wölfli ever held in Japan, tracing the artist’s entire output from the beginning to the end of his career. Organised in collaboration with the Adolf Wölfli Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts Bern, it includes 74 specially selected works.


Showing at Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art until February 26. Organised by Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, the Kobe Shimbun, and the Sankei Shimbun.

At Nagoya City Art Museum from March 7 – April 16. Organised by the Nagoya City Art Museum and the Chunichi Shimbun.

At Tokyo Station Gallery from April 29 – June 18. Organised by Tokyo Station Gallery (the East Japan Railway Culture Foundation) and the Tokyo Shimbun.Adolf Wölfli Exhibition in Japan

Image: Adolf Wölfli, St. Wandanna Cathedral in Band-Wall 1910,©️Adolf Wölfli Foundation, Museum of Fine Arts Bern

May 13 – November 26, 2017

The central exhibition st this year's Venice Biennale will feature 120 participants. Curated by Christine Macel, the main exhibition, Viva Arte Viva, has been pitched as a biennale "with the artists, by the artist, and for the artists" and aims to reiterate the importance of art in unstable times. Featured outsider artists will include Lubos Plny, Judith Scott and Dan Miller.

The main exhibition will be surrounded by the 85 pavilions of participating countries, each with its own curator.

Works by Frank Walter will be shown in the Antigua and Barbuda pavilion. Frank Walter, The Last Universal Man (1926–2009) will include a selection of paintings, sculpture, audio recordings and writing, as well as video exploration of Walter's entire oeuvre consisting of 5,000 works of art and a 25,000-page archive.

Tickets to the Venice Biennale can be purchased here.


February 16–19, 2017

Galerie ART CRU Berlin is exhibiting works by four outsider artists at Art Karlsruhe:

Betty Feix, who works in Berlin as a painter and writer.

Michael Golz and his enormous Gesamtkunstwerk “Athosland” which he has been working on since the 70s.

Achim Maaz (1955-2014) who created mostly double-sided drawings.

And Dan Miller, one of the best-known artists of the renowned Californian outsider art studio Creative Growth.

Opening on Wednesday, February 15 at 5pm, Art Karlsruhe features 200 nationally and internationally renowned galleries.

Messegelände, Messeallee 1, 76287 Rheinstetten, Germany

until April 9, 2017

Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett is the first solo exhibition of Ronald Lockett’s art. It emphasises the powerful themes the artist explored over the course of his career through about 50 of his works.

The exhibition, which was presented in 2016-2017 at the American Folk Art Museum in New York and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, marks the first time that viewers will be able to gain insight into the full range of Lockett’s paintings and assemblages.

Raised in Bessemer, Alabama, near Birmingham, Lockett (1965-1998) was influenced by other self-taught African American artists in his closely knit community, including his cousin Thornton Dial (1928-2016), who mentored him. Through his art, Lockett explored events in twentieth-century history that he sought to better understand; among them are acts of large-scale violence and terrorism such as the Holocaust, the bombing of Hiroshima, and the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building. He also grappled with emotionally-charged subjects such as racial and political tumult, including the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the unfulfilled promises of the Civil Rights Movement; environmental degradation; and religious faith.

In his final years, following his diagnosis with HIV/AIDS, his art explored mortality, salvation, and remembrance. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, by the time of his death at age 32, Lockett had produced an estimated 400 works of art created from a wide variety of found materials.

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In Moscow a large exhibition of the International Triennale of naive and outsider art "Festnaiv" has just opened and will run through March 2017.  25, Petrovka St., Moscow A variety of contemporary naïve and Outsider Art selected by the jury of the festival is on display. A parallel exhibition at the same venue is showcasing classic naïve artists from the collections of MORLANA and MMOMA, and other personal and state collections.

25, Petrovka St., Moscow, RUSSIA