Posted by: outsiderart1 | June 28, 2013

Outsider Art under Analysis: Part Two (Answers)

Kate Davey answers teh questions raised in the ‘Outsider Art under analysis’ event held at the Wellcome Collection on June 15 2013. Give it a read … how would you answer these questions?!

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Above image: Marcel Storr

In Outsider Art under Analysis: Part One (Speakers), I wrote about the talk I attended at the Wellcome Collection on 15 June 2013. In this post, I will answer some of the questions raised during the discussion (no research, just my own thoughts). It would be great to hear everyone else’s answers too, so feel free to add a comment below the post.


1) Can ‘outsider artists’ talk about their work meaningfully and coherently? 

This is a difficult one, as I know a lot of people like accompanying interpretative material to aid them when they view an artwork. However, I think that art is really another form of communication, and so the idea that some artists – for example those without speech or writing – can’t actually talk about their work seems quite unimportant. This is more of a question that encompasses the whole of…

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