Outsider Art Gallery
30/1/2019 – 3/3/2019
La Fine Fleur, the elegant French term for 'the top of its class', outlines the core theme of this exhibition. Having roamed the Outsider Art Gallery's archives, this exhibition features a selection of the most compelling art works spanning the past two decades. Levels of vibrancy, purity and obsessions over diverse subject matters remain consistent, while artistic developments of the individual are revealed. Sometimes kinship in artistic spirit can be found among the outsider artists, having worked alongside and influenced each other. An unique peak inside the archives with paintings, drawings, collages and sculpture not to be missed.
Outsider Art Gallery
In the Outsider Art
Gallery changing exhibitions of well-known and less known outsiders from the
Netherlands and abroad take place. You will find paintings, drawings, prints, ceramic
statues, sculpture, collages, photos and textile art. All works are for sale,
the entrance to the gallery is free.
The Outsider Art Gallery is founded in 2016 by Cordaan care organisation in cooperation with the Hermitage Museum Amsterdam and Museum het Dolhuys Haarlem.
The art in the Outsider Art Gallery is often unconventional. Most the artists have an intellectual or mental disability. They are not concerned with commercial targets and their works do not reflect current trends in art. The art comes bubbling up from within – it is in their minds and just needs to come out. Their work is fascinating, versatile and very pure. The Outsider Art Gallery offers a fully-fledged art platform for these colourful artists, not inside the walls of a care organisation, but rather in an inspiring museum environment.
Outsider Art StudiosCurrently a group of 15 artists is at work in the Outsider Art Studios, located above the gallery. They are accompanied by professional artists and pedagogical employees and work on their own art: painting, drawing, print making and digital media. In the studios companies or groups of individuals can also attend art workshops led by an outsider artist.
Outsider Art LeaseThe Outsider Art Lease Programme allows you to borrow outsider art works. For more information about workshops, guided tours and/or art lease please look at: www.outsiderartgalerie.nl. Entrance is free.
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