In a world exponentially altered by technology and its far-reaching effects on community structures, social relationships, and educational systems, is self-taught art being radically revised in the twenty-first century? Who are the art brut artists of tomorrow?
Curators, scholars, and artist come together in this symposium to examine the current state of the field. Speakers will include Maxwell L. Anderson, Edward M. Gómez, Massimiliano Gioni, Jane Kallir, Randall Morris, Barbara Safarova, George Widener, and Valérie Rousseau, symposium chair and curator at the American Folk Art Museum.
The program, supported by the Council for the Study of Self-Taught Art and Art Brut, will be followed by a reception and book launch of The Hidden Art: 20th- & 21st- Century Self-Taught Artists from the Audrey B. Heckler Collection (New York: Skira Rizzoli/American Folk Art Museum, 2017). Members can purchase a copy of the book and admission to the symposium for the discounted price of $50 ($60 for non-members).
More information is forthcoming.
Image: Detail of George Widener (b. 1962), 2112–1221, Ohio, 2006, ink on paper, 19 1/4 x 20 in., collection Audrey B. Heckler. Photo by Visko Hatfield © 2017 George Widener.