Outsider Art Gallery
Watching over difference
26 September 2018 - 11 November 2018
The University of Humanistic Studies (Utrecht) asked people with learning disabilities to take photos of moments that stood out in daily life. The purpose of these photos and the research was to learn when they feel dependent on other people, or just the opposite. ‘Watching over difference’ presents these photos – and their stories – alongside work by photographer Aad van Vliet, who also joined the research team. Through his portraits and images of ‘helping hands’, Van Vliet attempts to show the humanity he sees in disability care. In this way, ’Watching over difference’ paints an intimate picture of the personalities and experiences of people with learning disabilities.
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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