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until September 23, 2018

In “Evasions: l’art dans liberté”, Musée International des Arts Modestes brings together artworks produced in prisons, camps and places of refuge for exiles, and concentration camps. Works include pieces created in Calais Jungle workshops; drawings by Haz el Sudani made on the sidewalks of Paris; artworks from the Paños – Mexican prisoners in American jails; and plastic creations produced by inmates in French prisons. 

Musée International des Arts Modestes
23 quai Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, 34200 Sète, France

until May 27, 2018

"Vestiges & Verse: Notes from the Newfangled Epic", organised by Valérie Rousseau, in collaboration with Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut (France), considers the work of 21 self-taught artists through the idiosyncratic structure of their lifelong, intricate narratives. Focusing on the writing practice of the artists and the mechanisms behind their visual storytelling, Vestiges & Verse brings together artworks by seminal artists including Aloïse Corbaz, Henry Darger, Paul Laffoley, Jean Perdrizet and Adolf Wölfli, alongside more recently discovered self-taught creators such as Josep Baqué, William A. Hall, Susan Te Kahurangi King and Richard Saholt. 

American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023 

April 19 – June 9, 2018

"Eddie Arning (1898-1993): Under the Influence" features works by the self-taught artist from Germania, Texas. Arning was a troubled youth, ultimately diagnosed with what would now be called schizophrenia. An occupational therapist at a hospital asylum gave Arning some art materials and he began creating art. Since its debut at the Dupree Gallery in 1965 in Irving, Texas, Arning’s work has been the subject of a number of exhibitions, and illustrations of his paintings and articles about his life and work have appeared in many books, catalogues and magazines.

Ricco/Maresca Gallery
529 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011, USA

until June 17, 2018

"To Be Seen and Heard" brings attention to five Wisconsin artists: Prophet William J. Blackmon, Josephus Farmer, Simon Sparrow, Albert Zahn, and Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, with nearly 50 paintings, photographs, sculptures, and reliefs.

756 N Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642

From art.org:

In 2018, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art will feature two major exhibitions focusing on place, To Be Seen and Heard, highlighting Wisconsin as a place where art was made, and Chicago Calling: Art Against the Flow, which explores the role of Chicago in the critical reception of outsider art.

On view at Intuit from March 23 – June 17, 2018, To Be Seen and Heard brings attention to 5 Wisconsin artists: Prophet William J. Blackmon, Josephus Farmer, Simon Sparrow, Albert Zahn, and Eugene Von Bruenchenhein. These often under-recognized artists/preachers/environment builders created works, not in isolation, but “To Be Seen and Heard.”  

This exhibition will feature nearly fifty paintings, photographs, sculptures, and reliefs. From the signs and religious imagery of Prophet J. Blackmon and Josephus Farmer, to the mixed media constructions of Simon Sparrow, to the carvings of Albert Zahn, and paintings and photographs by Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, the exhibition will highlight the important contribution these artists have made to the art world. Wisconsin has produced and fostered a great number of artists and creative thinkers. To Be Seen and Heard highlights a select few who deserve a wider audience.

April 12–15, 2018

The 2018 Houston Art Car Parade, organised by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, will take place April 12–15, with the Parade day being Saturday, April 14. The Parade will feature more than 250 cars, bikes, skaters and motorised creatures rolling along Allen Parkway and into Downtown Houston, making it the largest gathering of its kind in the world, and one of the biggest annual events in Houston. 

Click here for the Parade route map.

The Legendary Art Car Ball will take place on Friday, April 13 from 6pm, and the Houston Art Car Parade Awards Ceremony & Brunch will take place on Sunday, April 15 from 12pm.