Outsider Art Fair 2017 — Foire de référence de l’art brut


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Outsider Art Fair 2017
Foire de référence de l’art brut

Past: October 19 → 22, 2017

Img 3115 grid Outsider Art Fair 2017 Véritable institution aux États-Unis, Outsider Art Fair est née il y a 25 ans à New York autour du concept d’Outsider Art, une prolongation de la notion d’Art Brut élaborée par Jean Dubuffet. Elle accueille depuis trois ans l’art brut, Outsider et folk depuis quatre ans à Paris et tient sa 5e édition du 19 au 22 octobre 2017 à l’Hôtel du Duc. Outsider art fair 2017 16 grid Outsider Art Fair 2017 — En images Franche réussite pour cette cinquième édition d'Outsider Art Fair qui continue d'occuper une place à part dans l'effervescence des foires du mois d'octobre. Nous vous en offrons un retour en images.

OAF Paris will return to Hôtel du Duc, and run from October 19-22, 2017, concurrent with FIAC. The fair will showcase 35 exhibitors representing 22 cities from 8 countries.

The Outsider Art Fair is the original art fair specific to self-taught art created outside the mainstream, and is the host of exhibited works by acknowledged masters like James Castle, Aloîse Corbaz, Henry Darger, Martin Ramirez, Judith Scott and Adolf Wölfli, as well as contemporary figures like George Widener, Susan Te Kahurangi King, and Dan Miller. Founded in New York in 1993, OAF was quickly recognized for its maverick spirit. The fair has played a vital role in building a passionate collecting community and broader recognition for Outsider Art in the Contemporary Art arena.

The Curated Space will be a highlight this year as it pays homage to Daniel Cordier (b. 1920) and his celebrated collection of art brut, of which he donated over 500 works to the Centre Georges Pompidou between 1973 and 1989. In the 1950s, Cordier, who had been a hero of the French Resistance, opened galleries in Paris, Frankfurt and New York, collecting and presenting the works of art brut figures and other major artists such as Jean Dubuffet, Roberto Matta, Jean Tinguely, and Robert Rauschenberg.

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2017 Paris exhibitor list

Belgium, Brussels: Galerie Antoine Ritsch-Fisch; France, Besançon: Galerie Jean Greset; Marseille: Galerie Polysemie; Paris: Galerie Béatrice Soulié, Galerie Escale Nomad, La Fabuloserie, Halle Saint Pierre, Galerie Hervé Courtaigne, Hervé Perdriolle, Les Yeux Fertiles; St Sever du Moustier: Galerie Lemétais; Sète: La Pop Galerie; Vence: Galerie Chave; Germany, Frankfurt: Galerie Isola — Art Brut; Haiti, Petionville: Galerie Bourbon-Lally; Italy, Milan: Maroncelli 12; Genova: M&M Gallery; Parma: Rizomi_art Brut; Japan, Tokyo: ATSUKOBAROUH, Yukiko Koide Presents; Luxembourg, Luxembourg: Galerie Toxic; The Netherlands, Amsterdam: Outsider Art Museum — Hermitage Amsterdam; Russia, Moscow: Art Naïve Gallery; Switzerland, Lausanne: Galerie du Marché; United Kingdom, Chichester: Outside In; London: Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, Sardac; Watford: Raw Vision; United States, East Hampton, NY, Norman Brosterman; New York City: Andrew Edlin Gallery, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, Cavin-Morris Gallery, Donald Ellis Gallery, Shrine Gallery; Oakland: Creative Growth Art Center.



OAF Talks 2017 will be produced in collaboration with Hôtel Drouot where two panel discussions will take place.

The first will feature a live conversation between Daniel Cordier, Anne Sauvagnargues—author and professor of philosophy at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense—and Valérie Rousseau—curator of Self-Taught Art and Art Brut at the American Folk Art Museum, New York.

A second panel, organized by art critic Paul Laster, will focus on the celebrated Cobra artist Karel Appel (1921-2006), following his critically acclaimed retrospective at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. The panel will explore Appel’s relationship with the work of Dubuffet, art brut, the city of Paris in the 1950s and 60s, as well as the influence of Cobra on contemporary art. More information on both OAF Talks will be forthcoming.

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75002 Paris

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Opening hours

Ouverture au public : Vendredi 20 & samedi 21 octobre 11h00 -20h00 — Dimanche 22 octobre 11h00-18h00

Admission fee

Full rate €10.00