Outsider Art Gallery
I must be a mermaid
In this exhibition the reflection and limitation of identity form the central theme, pondered exclusively through the eyes of the female outsider artist. Wondrous concepts of an ideal self-image are being revealed, whether desired or dreamed. The female outsider artist narrates her story of a peculiar place in the world while touching on analogies of societal views of the feminine. A rare notion of beauty remains: simultaneously strange yet captivating, just like a mermaid.
Opening exhibition Thursday 29 August 4 PM
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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