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USA. Mad Science at Gregg

USA. Mad Science at Gregg

January 17 – April 26, 2013

Farfetched: Mad Science, Fringe Architecture and Visionary Engineering, co-curated by Roger Manley and Tom Patterson, takes off from Alfred North Whitehead's famous comment that, ‘Every really new idea looks crazy at first,’ with works that push the boundaries in art and technology. Farfetched explores the world of backyard invention and technology on the edges of the Bell Curve, from perpetual motion and ufo design to purr generators and rubber chicken projectors.

2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh NC 27695-7306
tel: 919 515 3503

UK. Art from the Margins

UK. Art from the Margins

until February 3, 2013

A season of exhibitions at Pallant House Gallery celebrating art from the margins, opens this autumn. Outside In: National showcases 80 new works selected from pieces submitted to the competition for artists producing work from the margins of society.

Jean Dubuffet: Transitions is the first major review of Dubuffet’s work in a public museum in the UK for nearly 50 years, featuring paintings, drawings and sculpture. Roger Cardinal will be giving a talk on ‘The Marginal Arts’ on December 29 and Laurent Danchin will talk on Jean Dubuffet on December 6, both at 6.30 pm.

9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TJ, UK
tel: +44 (0)1243 774557

UK. Haiti and Vodou

until January 6, 2013

Kafou: Haiti, Art and Voudou is a major exhibition of Haitian art inspired by Voudou, with 200 works by 40 artists, from the 1940s to today. One of the largest exhibitions of Haitian art ever in the UK, these pieces reflect the sheer richness of Haitian culture and history.

Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB, UK
tel: +44 (0)115 948 9750

Japan. Homage to Cheval at Miyawaki

Japan. Homage to Cheval at Miyawaki

December 1 – 23, 2012

The Centennial of the Palais Ideal - Homage to Ferdinand Cheval consists mainly of French contemporary artists who are the ‘descendants’ of Ferdinand Cheval, the French postman who spent 33 years building Le Palais Idéal, an impressive example of naïve architecture, in Hauterives. Twenty artists are featured, including Michel Nedjar, Ody Saban, Jean-Pierre Nadau, Gérard Sendrey and François Burland.

Also at Galerie Miyawaki from March 8 – 31, 2013, a centennial memorial exhibition on Japanese naïve painter Shisuko Tohmoto.

Nijo-agaru, Tearamachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915, Japan
tel: +81 (0)75 231 2321

MOMA acquires Dargers

A turning point in outsider art history, MoMA has acquired a major group of drawings by Henry Darger, one of the most iconic self-taught artists of the twentieth century. A gift from the estate of the artist, the thirteen double-sided drawings represent the largest acquisition by MoMA of work by a self-taught artist. The group primarily comprises examples of Darger’s large-scale watercolours and also includes a smaller collage portraying his practice of clipping images from popular sources. Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at MoMA, says: ‘This group of drawings, together with two major works already in MoMA’s collection, will allow a full reading of Darger’s major themes and influences, as well as his working techniques.’

11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019, USA

tel: 212 708 9400

France. Louis Soutter

France. Louis Soutter

until September 23, 2012
Emphasising the modernity of Louis Soutter, most of these 200 works have never been shown in public before and include sketched interpretations of classical works.

Fondation Antoine de Galbert
10 Bd De La Bastille – 75012 Paris, FRANCE

tel: +33 (0)1 40 01 08 8

Italy. Lifelong Passions AWARD

Italy Lifelong Passions Award

until October 16, 2012

An invitation to apply for the European Award for Lifelong Passions, ‘the first award to uncover extraordinary people and their passions.’ There are thirteen prizes available, totalling €26,000. Applications are free and are welcome until October 16, 2012. The award aims to publicly acknowledge people who cultivate their passion, rewarding them for their eccentricity, creativity, risk-taking and attention to detail. If you nominate somebody else and they win, you are also eligible to receive a reward. Applications can be made online or via post.

Comitato Premio Città di Laives
via Stazione 23/A, 39055, Laives (Bolzano), ITALY


Austria. Walla! Continues at Gugging

August Walla

until October 28, 2012

August Walla retrospective continues at Galerie Gugging. For a panoramic view of Walla’s room, head to http://www.gugging.org/pan/p_walla01afsx.html.

Also until October 7, 2012, Sexi-Blatt continues at Gugging, focusing on sexuality as a central theme in Art Brut. Featured artists include Ida Buchmann, Anton Dobay, Johann Fischer, Franz Gableck and August Walla.

Am Campus 2, 3400 Maria Gugging, AUSTRIA
tel: +43 (0)676 84 118 1200

UK. Bispo do Rosario at V&A

until October 28, 2012

The V&A showcases the creativity of Brazilian outsider Arthur Bispo do Rosário (1909-1989), displaying over 80 sculptures, hand-embroidered banners and garments, conveying Bispo’s fascination with the reappropriation of everyday objects into elaborate sculptural pieces.

Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, UK
tel: +44 (0)20 7942 2000


Switzerland. Aloïse Corbaz

until October 28, 2012

Aloïse Corbaz exhibition Le Ricochet Solaire continues in Lausanne, featuring drawings and lesser known texts by Aloïse. Five texts have been chosen for the recently produced box of two CDs, read by actors.

Av. des Bergières 11 – 1004, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
tel: +41 (0)21 315 25 8