The Museum of Everything


Collage, drawing, installation, painting...

The Museum of Everything

Past: October 17, 2012 → March 31, 2013

Chalet grid Ouverture de la Chalet Society — Marc-Olivier Wahler Marc-Olivier Wahler, ancien directeur du Palais de Tokyo et initiateur de ce projet nous présente en avant-première la Chalet Society et revient avec nous sur ce qu’il entend par « réenchanter le monde ».

The Museum of Everything is the world’s only travelling museum for the undiscovered, unintentional and untrained artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries, with over 300,000 visitors since its creation in 2009.

The Museum of Everything works with leading international artists, curators and thinkers, receives substantial media attention and has created a successful series of books, films and its own award-winning retail brand.

In October 2012, The Museum of Everything presents Exhibition #1.1 in Paris at The Chalet Society, the radical new art project helmed by Marc-Olivier Wahler, former Director and Chief Curator of Le Palais de Tokyo.

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The Museum of Everything, Exhibition #4, Selfridges London Photo © The Museum of Everything

For this inaugural French exposition, The Museum of Everything will curate an ex Catholic school in St Germain with five hundred artworks by contemporary and historic self-taught, visionary and non-traditional artists and will reveal their private drawings, signs and carvings, hand-made books, discovered bodies of work and environmental installations.

Highlights will include the only surviving series of sequential works by Chicago janitor, Henry Darger, the towering mediumistic spirit scrolls of Chinese factory worker, Guo Fengyi, the faith mission art of New Orleans lay-preacher, Sister Gertude Morgan and the paranoid tramways and ideograms of Dutch self-appointed naive, Willem van Genk. This journey through the alternative history of art will embrace creators who function without arts education, theory or society. For them, as for The Museum of Everything, the act of creation and the impulse to make are more essential than any linguistic or analytical definition.

To illustrate this philosophy, Exhibition #1.1 will incorporate essays by leading artists, curators, writers and thinkers, including David Byrne, Ed Ruscha, Marlene Dumas, Carsten Höller, Maurizio Cattelan, Nick Cave, Annette Messager, John Baldessari, Paula Rego and Christian Boltanski.


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Sans titre © The Museum of Everything
  • Opening Thursday, October 18, 2012 8 PM → 12 AM
Chalet Society Art center
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14, boulevard Raspail

75007 Paris

T. 01 55 80 52 30

Rue du Bac

Opening hours

Wednesday – Sunday, noon – 8 PM

Admission fee

Full rate €5.00 — Concessions €2,5