Outsider Art Museum
The Outsider Art Museum is the only museum in the Netherlands that shows
leading art works by national and international Outsider Artists.
Experience the extraordinary art made by individuals who, for the most
part, are not formally trained as artists. Their work is authentic,
unconventional and goes against the grain.
The Outsider Art Museum presents surprising, unpolished art. The public steps into a completely new world and is brought into the wild rollercoaster of Outsider Artists, who sometimes go about their work almost manically. The inner world of these artists is often so full that it overflows into a great oeuvre. In the Outsider Art Museum, visitors learn to look at art in a different way.
Outsider Art Museum exhibits art from the backwoods of Finland
14 June 2018 - 13 January 2019
The Outsider Art Museum presents ‘ITE Art | Finnish collection Ammann’. This unique exhibition displays the private collection of Max Ammann, a leading collector of Outsider Art. It is the first time the collection is shown in the Netherlands. ITE stands for Itse Tehty Elämä, ‘self-made life’ in Finnish. Keeping off the beaten track, and using materials from the Finnish forests, the ITE artists speak their own mysterious language.
With this exhibition the Outsider Art Museum takes visitors into the world of artists who live solitary lives in the backwoods of Finland. Typical features of their work include fantasy, curiosity, creativity, places of interest and visions. Visitors can get to know the talented world of Finnish Outsider Art: artists outside the established artistic order, whose work is seldom on public display.
The exhibition ‘ITE Art | Finnish collection Ammann’ is shown at the Outsider Art Museum from June 14th 2018 until January 13th 2019.