Browsing Category: outsider art

  • International Prisoner Art Exhibit

    Given a world prison population of some 10m, this short-lived exhibition in Toronto (too distant for me to see in person) might well have deserved a tour, or at least a run that outlasted a conference. The winning entry in their 2011 competition shows a powerful contrast between the finitude of captivity and the infinite …

    July 12, 2011
  • House Festival 2010 offers city-wide gallery in Brighton and Hove

    Cities without an established home for contemporary art might well look with interest at a solution found by artists in Brighton and Hove this May. House Festival 2010 is a temporary gallery with nine rooms spread around the twin coastal resorts, in venues as diverse as a Regency townhouse, a day centre and a garden …

    April 30, 2010
  • Review: Billy Childish – Unknowable But Certain

    Exhibition: Billy Childish – Unknowable But Certain, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, until May 2 2010 In a poem on the wall, we find that Billy Childish once wrote: “I am a desperate man who loves the simplicity of/painting/and hates gallarys [sic] and white walls.” Now that his recent paintings hang on the white …

    March 26, 2010