Posted by: outsiderart1 | May 19, 2013

Outsider Art to be shown at the Venice Biennale

There is some exciting news that the 55th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale will feature Outsider Artists. Please see the information below taken from the Raw Vision website. The information features some of the artists that you will be able to see if you travel to Venice.

The 55th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale will take place from June 1st to November 24th, 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale (preview: May 29th, 30th and 31st  2013), as well as in various venues the city.

The title chosen by curator Massimiliano Gioni for the 55th International Art Exhibition is: Il Palazzo Enciclopedico / The Encyclopedic Palace. Massimiliano Gioni introduced the choice of theme evoking the artist self-taught Italian-American Marino Auriti that“on November 16, 1955 filed a design with the US Patent office depicting his Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), an imaginary museum that was meant to house all worldly knowledge, bringing together the greatest discoveries of the human race, from the wheel to the satellite. Auriti’s plan was never carried out, of course, but the dream of universal, all-embracing knowledge crops up throughout history, as one that eccentrics like Auriti share with many other artists, writers, scientists, and prophets who have tried – often in vain – to fashion an image of the world that will capture its infinite variety and richness.”

Artists showing will include:

Marino Auriti, Enrico Baj, Morton Bartlett, Hans Bellmer, Arthur Bispo do Rosário, Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, James Castle, George Condo, Aleister Crowley, Frieda Harris, Robert Crumb, Guo Fengyi, Carl Gustav Jung, Augustin Lesage, Achilles G. Rizzoli and  Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern

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