Outsider Art Gallery
Amsterdam is the city where Outsider Art Gallery is located, right in the center! Most outsider artists who work in the studios above live in Amsterdam. Some were even born here and never left the city. Others arrived later in Amsterdam, sometimes from another part of the country, sometimes from a completely different place in the world.
How do outsider artists experience their life in Amsterdam? What images do they take in, make their own and then create?
With the exhibition MY AMSTERDAM, Outsider Art Galerie wants to pay tribute to the city with a multicolored presentation. Not only the Amsterdam outsider artists show their vision of the city, but also recent and non-residents. How do artists with a migration background experience Amsterdam? Is ‘our city’ a safe haven for them? What do they see and notice? How do outsider artists from another province view our city? Do they make different images than the Amsterdam outsiders?
Amsterdam, beautiful and free city for everyone, therefore: MY AMSTERDAM
19 October 22 - 27 November 22
12-17 hrs (wed- sun)
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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