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Gugging Masterpieces

For three years, Gugging Museum will show principal works by Gugging artists. 101 masterpieces are featured in gugging meisterwerke.! including works by Johann Hauser, Rudolf Horacek, August Walla, Philipp Schöpke and Oswald Tschirtner. Also at Gugging, small formats.! and Ingolf Ebeling’s postcard project will run until September 7, 2014.
Am Campus 2, 3400 Maria Gugging Austria

Outsider Art Film Festival in Paris

Part of the Raw Vision 25 years exhibition at Halle Saint Pierre and in partnership with the Festival de l’Imaginaire, House of World Cultures, Univers Imaginaires de gens ordinaires (“Imaginary World of Ordinary People”) is a two day film festival. 25 films on contemporary folk art, Art Brut and environments created by self-taught artists are presented. Entry is free but reservation by telephone is recommended.
101 Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris, France
tel: +33 (0)1 42 58 72 89

Casa-Museo Moschini

Collector Konecny, along with Mario Ciccioli, an artist from Tuscania, and Pietro Moschini’s daughter and heir, Rosario Falasca-Moschini, worked together to transform Moschini’s house in Tuscania into a small museum. Completed in May 2013, the museum has officially opened as Casa-Museo Moschini.
Via della Scrofa, 8 Tuscania VT-Lazio 01017 Italy

Japanese Art Brut

Art Brut - Japan - Switzerland opens a dialogue between the outsider art worlds of Japan and Switzerland. Works by well-known artists such as Shinichi Sawada are shown alongside newer discoveries including Yuki Fujioka, Yu Fujita and Makoto Ozu. In the context of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Japan, an international conference with speakers from Japan and Europe will take place October 17–18, 2014 at Museum im Lagerhaus and the University of ZĂŒrich.
Davidstrasse 44, CH-9000, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Outsider Art Fair, New York

This year’s Outsider Art Fair features 47 exhibitors, including Andrew Edlin Gallery, Ames Gallery, Galerie Christian Berst, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, Rizomi Art Brut and Henry Boxer Gallery. Swiss curator Daniel Baumann and San Francisco based artist Aram Muksian’s curatorial endeavour, Baumann + Muksian, will premier the work of Californian researcher in metaphysics John Urho Kemp. Hundreds of sheets with Kemp's cosmic and philosophical speculations will be shown for the first time. Superimposed over wallpaper by British artist Sarah Lucas, they will be paired with works by Mexican artist Dr. Lakra and Ohio based artist Lewis Smith.
548 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

Comme des Garcons and Raw Vision in Partnership

In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Raw Vision, international Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons will be working closely with the magazine throughout the year. Raw Vision is allowing Comme des Garçons to use images and layouts from all its past magazines as the basis for its worldwide communication purposes for the whole of 2014.

Between 20 and 30 communication leaflets, in the form of mini booklets (Direct Mailings), will be made and sent to interested parties around the world. Every year, Comme des Garçons works with an artist or creative group, whereby they give Rei Kawakubo permission to use existing work which she renders completely new again, through graphic creations and sometimes additions of other work.

The first Raw Vision artists to be featured have been Anne Grgich and Howard Finster.

Raw Vision exhibition in Paris


Halle Saint Pierre celebrates 25 years of Raw Vision, being the first magazine published with the sole purpose of bringing outsider art to a wider audience. Featuring classical works of Art Brut, new discoveries, photos of extraordinary visionary environments and over 80 artists including Nek Chand, Joe Coleman, Sam Doyle, Howard Finster, Adolf Wölfli, Alex Grey, Tom Duncan, Michel Nedjar, Norbert Kox and many others.

HALLE SAINT PIERRE, 2 Rue Ronsard, 75018 Paris, FRANCE. www.hallesaintpierre.org

Electric Pencil at Lausanne

James Edward Deeds
Collection de l'art brut.
Avenue des Bergiers, 1004 Lausanne, Switzerland.

This exhibition is the first European show devoted to this American artist. A native American, at the age of 28 this creator was committed to what was named at the time the State Lunatic Asylum No. 3, located in Nevada (Missouri). There he produced two-hundred eighty-three individually numbered drawings, which he went on to sew together, with the help of a needle, into a personal album. The discovery of the album in question was somewhat roundabout. It was in 1969 when, while moving from one residence to another, James Edward's brother gave it to the moving van workers in exchange for their services.

Considering the token gift to be useless, the movers promptly threw it into the rubbish bin. A young boy passing by took hold of it and held on to it for many years before putting it on the market in 2006, page after page. The current owners of the work brought the full set and, after a five-year search, ended up discovering the identity of its creator.