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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.

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Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum is showing at AFAM through August 17, 2014, before touring to Davenport, San Diego, Fort Worth, New Orleans and Saint Louis.

Self-Taught Genius website
2 Lincoln Square Columbus Avenue at 66th Street, New York, NY 10023

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.


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Sam Doyle: The Mind’s Eye - Works from the Gordon W. Bailey Collection, opening May 3 and continuing through August 17, 2014. Sam Doyle was born in 1906 on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina, the center of the region’s Gullah community where African cultural influences thrived. He began making paintings on cast-off sheet metal and wood panels in 1944; most were portraits of people and events important to his community. He placed the paintings in the yard of his clapboard house in a museum-like display. By the time Doyle retired in the late 1960s, his history lesson had evolved into the St. Helena Out Door Art Gallery and attracted the attention of LACMA’s former curator of twentieth-century art, Jane Livingston, who, at that time was Associate Director and Chief Curator at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She invited Doyle to participate in Black Folk Art in America: 1930-1980, a seminal event that traveled and introduced the islander’s impassioned artwork to a much broader audience including artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat — who collected Doyle’s works — and Ed Ruscha. The artist summed up momentous events with poetic simplicity and had a genius for distilling the essence of personality. His paintings are often so deftly executed that they achieve iconic status.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90036.


image credit - Sam Doyle, ‘Dr. Crow’ (detail) collection Gordon W Bailey.

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.
Am Campus 2, 3400 Maria Gugging Austria

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.
Via della Scrofa, 8 Tuscania VT-Lazio 01017 Italy

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.
Davidstrasse 44, CH-9000, St. Gallen, Switzerland

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.


Halle Saint Pierre celebrates 25 years of Raw Vision, being the first magazine published with the sole purpose of bringing outsider art to a wider audience. Featuring classical works of Art Brut, new discoveries, photos of extraordinary visionary environments and over 80 artists including Nek Chand, Joe Coleman, Sam Doyle, Howard Finster, Adolf Wölfli, Alex Grey, Tom Duncan, Michel Nedjar, Norbert Kox and many others.
See full catalogue here: http://rawvision.com/news/halle-saint-pierre-raw-vision
See shortened catalogue here: http://issuu.com/raw-vision/docs/rv_at_hsp

HALLE SAINT PIERRE, 2 Rue Ronsard, 75018 Paris, FRANCE. www.hallesaintpierre.org

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.