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Outsider Art by Prof Colin Rhodes book launch birthday

14 December 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm



Vout-O-Reenees is thrilled to launch the latest edition of Outsider Art  by Colin Rhodes, one of our members with a fabulous party because it’s also his birthday – members and guests please do RSVP below . Colin will be curating a show in The Stash Gallery in January from his personal collection! Very exciting.

Outsider art is work created by self-taught isolates, untrained visionaries, spiritualists, folk artists, psychiatric patients, prisoners, and others beyond the imposed margins of society and the art market. Coined by Roger Cardinal in 1972 as an English equivalent for Jean Dubuffet’s category of ‘art brut’ – literally ‘raw art’ – and originally regarded as defining a distinctly western phenomenon, the term has come to encompass a wide variety of work produced across the world.

In this indispensable guide, substantially revised and updated with greater coverage of global practitioners, Colin Rhodes surveys the history and reception of outsider art, while providing fresh insights into the achievements of both major figures and recently discovered artists. From now canonical and widely celebrated artists including Nek Chand, Aloïse Corbaz, Henry Darger, Madge Gill and Adolf Wölfli, to contemporary practitioners such as Noviadi Angkasapura, Marilena Pelosi and Shinichi Sawada, these individuals passionately and obsessively pursue the pictorial expression of their vision.


‘The best-informed and most lucid account of Outsider Art’
Roger Cardinal

‘Seeks to illustrate, describe, and give coherence to the concept of Outsider Art … Nicely illustrated and well written’

About the Author

Colin Rhodes is a writer, artist and educator. He has written and lectured widely on modern and contemporary art, and is a specialist on expressionism, primitivism and outsider art. He is author of Primitivism & Modern Art (1994), Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives (2000) and The World According to Roger Ballen (2019), all published by Thames & Hudson. He has worked in universities in the UK and Australia and is currently Distinguished Professor at Hunan Normal University, China.





14 December 2022
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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