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OUTSIDERS AT KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART

"Inside the Outside: Five Self-Taught Artists from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation" features work by James Castle, Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Bill Traylor and Willie Young.

Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street Katonah, NY 10536
www.katonahmuseum.org

Image: Bill Traylor


OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART

"Self-Taught, Outsider & Visionary Art from the Permanent Collection" showcases works from The Ogden Museum’s growing collection in these fields. Artists include Charles Hutson, Minnie Evans, Arlie Gardens and Thornton Dial.

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
www.ogdenmuseum.org

Image: Rev. McKendree Robbins Long


ABCD PRAGUE AT DOX CENTRE

"Art Brut Live" continues at Dox Centre. Organised in cooperation with abcd Prague, 300 works from the collection of Bruno Decharme are shown, accompanied by photographs by Mario del Curto.

DOX CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
Poupetova 1, Prague 7, CZECH REPUBLIC
www.dox.cz

Image: Alexander Lobonov


HOUSE OF DREAMS MUSEUM OPEN DAYS

The rooms in Steve Wright’s House of Dreams are richly embroidered tapestries created from discarded objects of everyday life. Open days for 2015 are July 25, August 29 and September 26, from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Entry is £10 for adults, £5 for students and free for children. Visits can also be arranged by appointment.

Read about The House of Dreams in Raw Vision 86.

STEVEN WRIGHT’S HOUSE OF DREAMS
45 Melbourne Grove, East Dulwich, London SE22 8RG, UK
www.stephenwrightartist.co.uk steveparis50@yahoo.co.uk


Nek Chand Saini (1924-2015)

Nek Chand (1924–2015) R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that we hear the news that yesterday, June 11 2015, the great Nek Chand has passed away. He had been the foremost self-taught artist in the world and his extraordinary achievement in building the 25 acre Rock Garden, complete with 2000 statues, waterfalls and amphitheatres, is unsurpassed. We will not see his like again and send our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of Nek Chand.
"Nek Chand-ji will always be remembered for his artistic genius and fabulous creation that is cherished by many. May his soul rest in peace."

All government offices were closed today (Friday) in Chandigarh as a mark of respect.

His body will be kept in the Rock Garden today (Friday) to enable people to pay their last respects, his family said, adding, the cremation is expected to take place tomorrow.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/chandigarh/rock-garden-creator-nek-chan...

More news soon.


DE STADSHOF COLLECTION AT THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS

June 13 – October 4, 2015

The De Stadshof Collection is on show at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. Titled "Solitary Creations: Outsider Art from Collection De Stadshof" and in cooperation with Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent, the exhibition comprises 200 artworks by 25 artists, including Willem van Genk, Pavel Leonov, Michel Nedjar, Ody Saban, Anna Zemánková and Donald Pass.

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag, The Netherlands
www.gemeentemuseum.nl
www.collectiedestadshof.nl

Image: Michel Nedjar


HENRY DARGER EXHIBITION IN PARIS

Until October 11, 2015

"Henry Darger xxx" features works donated to the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris by the artist’s estate, along with loans from MoMA, New York, the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, and various private collections. Large, double-sided narrative panels, flags, portraits and the three-metre-long The Battle of Calverhine are displayed.

MUSEE D’ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS
11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris FRANCE
www.mam.paris.fr


SURREALISTS AT PRINZHORN COLLECTION

Until August 16

"The Miracle in the Shoe Insole" features 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