Sun 26 Oct 5:00PM
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VENUECapitol Theatre Melbourne
113 Swanston Street, Melbourne
TURNING THE ART WORLD INSIDE OUT
AND A conversation with James Brett (The Museum of Everything)
Director Jack Cocker
Now is the time for Outsider Artists – the misfits, the self-taught, the Art Brut.
This documentary meets some visionary creators, and their equally obsessive collectors and enthusiasts as well as the infinitely imaginative wall-less ‘institution’ The Museum of Everything.
After the huge success of shows in Venice, London and Paris, interest in Outsider Art has never been higher. Screening as part of Contemporary Outside Art: The Global Context this documentary embarks on a worldwide journey to find out what exactly IS ‘Outsider Art’ and why the ‘insiders’ are paying attention.
The Museum of Everything is the world’s first and only wandering institution for the untrained, unintentional, undiscovered and unclassifiable artists of modern times. In this film BBC Creative Director, Alan Yentob, looks at the radical approach of The Museum, and then goes in search of the movement’s gurus and leading lights, traveling from Japan’s Miho Mountains to California’s Creative Growth Center, encountering artists like Paul Laffoley, George Widener, Dan Miller and William Scott, alongside Ionel Talzapan, Joe Coleman, Heinrich Reisenbauer and Shinichi Sawada.
Alongside The Museum of Everything are contributions by some of the genre’s many admirers and activists. Curators Massimiliano Gioni (New Museum, NY) and Ralph Rugoff (Hayward Gallery, London), and art critics Roberta Smith (New York Times) and Jerry Saltz (New York Magazine) are joined by gallerists Frank Maresca (Ricco Maresca, NY) and Henry Boxer (Henry Boxer Gallery, London), and pioneers John Maizels (Raw Vision, London) and Rebecca Hofberger (American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore). Together they look at why so-called outsider art has gone from being one of the most overlooked art-forms of the late 20th century, to one of the most essential of the 21st century, and what this compelling alternative art universe is all about.
The screening will be followed by a conversation between James Brett from The Museum of Everything and Paul Gough, Pro-Vice Chancellor, College of Design & Social Context, RMIT University.
We’ll be running a bar, so join us for a drink before and after the film.
With a background in filmmaking, architecture, design and curation, James Brett is the British founder of The Museum of Everything, the world’s first and foremost travelling institution for non-academic and non-traditional artists. Since 2009 James Brett has helmed a series of award-winning installations and initiatives and, through his work with The Museum of Everything, has become one of a leading international advocate for the recognition of private art-making practices.