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International Outsider Art Conference in Melbourne, Australia

An international conference, Contemporary Outsider Art: The Global Context, will be held at the University of Melbourne from October 24-26, 2014.

Artists, curators, collectors and scholars are invited to submit papers on outsider art in Europe, North America, Asia or Oceania. Send abstracts of 250 words and a 100 word biographical statement by February 26, 2014 to Anthony White at a.white@unimelb.edu.au.

Ramirez at Library of Congress, Washington

The Library of Congress in Washington displays a rare piece by Martin Ramirez.

Found rolled up among pamphlets and letters once belonging to Charles and Ray Eames, the drawing depicting a Madonna motif has been fully restored and is now on view.

Visit the Library of Congress' blog for more information.

New Museum opens in Zürich, Switzerland

The Musée Visionnaire is an art foyer and art-lending library. Changing exhibitions will allow visitors to discover and rediscover contemporary Art Brut and outsider art, and experience it within the context of related art forms such as Urban and Street Art. It is also possible to borrow works from the collection.

The Musée Visionnaire, Predigerplatz 10, CH–8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Sefolosha at Strasbourg, France

From January 10 – February 10, 2014 at Strasbourg University and at Galerie Chantal Bamberger, Hémisphères vodous will explore the relationship between contemporary art and voudou.

With photographs and sculptures by Laurence Demaison and paintings by Christine Sefolosha.


Don't forget to order your copy of issue 80, out now!

This great issue featues:

Prophet Isaiah Robertson's elaborate visionary environment

Madge Gill's postcard drawings

The heretical bestiary of Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern

The nineteenth century watercolours of John Gilmour

The ornate faces of Australian outsider Liz Parkinson

Chuck Rosenak's life of collecting American folk art

The religion-infused work of Chaz Waldren

Plus plenty of news and reviews. Click here to order!

Take advantage of our special winter offer on RV123!

A great gift for art lovers, the historic reprint of Raw Vision's first three issues contains a wealth of archival and reference material. Published 1989-1990, these early issues have been out of print for many years.

With articles by Roger Cardinal, Michel Thévoz, Laurent Danchin, Seymour Rosen, John Maizels, David Maclagan, Willem Volkersz, John Turner, Bruno Montpied, Sam Farber and Jean-Louis Lanoux, covering subjects such as Nek Chand, Mary T Smith, Pierre Petit, Howard Finster, Haitian Art, Mediumistic Art, Chomo, Van Genk, Pascal Verbena, Augustin Lesage, US Environments, French Environments.

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