The Outsider Art Fair Presents "The Doors of Perception" @ Frieze New York

The Outsider Art Fair features over forty visionary artists from around the world, including works by Noviadi Angkasapura (b. 1979, Indonesia), Frédéric Bruly Bouabré (1923–2014, Ivory Coast), Henry Darger (1892-1973, USA), Janko Domsic (1915-1983, Croatia/France), Minnie Evans (1892-1987, USA), Guo Fengyi (1942–2010, China), Martín Ramírez (1895-1963, Mexico/USA), Judith Scott (1943-2005, USA), Melvin Way (b. 1954, USA), George Widener (b. 1962, USA), Adolf Wölfli (1864–1930, Switzerland), Anna Zemánkova (1908–1986, Czech Republic), and Unica Zürn (1916-1970, Germany) among many others.

The Doors of Perception focuses on the visionary nature of art commonly known as outsider art, art brut, or self-taught art. The exhibition presents a large constellation of works made by exceptionally gifted artists from five continents, offering a panorama of art created on the margins of society. Whether psychiatric patients, self-taught visionaries, or mediums, each of the artists in the exhibition felt at some point in their life the need to create an artistic language of their own in order to reveal what they understood to be the true nature of things. Often disenfranchised because of their mental condition or social status and without any previous artistic training, many of the artists exhibited here dedicated their lives obsessively to the creation of complex visual representations, often after experiencing a life-changing epiphany. A meeting with a supernatural power—whether an encounter with the divine, spirits of the dead, or extraterrestrial beings—might have triggered this impulse to create. These remarkable events produced strong centrifugal forces that drove the artists from chaos to order, opening for them “doors of perception” to a transcendental reality that, in many cases, helped them survive their otherwise unstable life. The Doors of Perception is on view through May 5 at Frieze, Metropolitan Pavillion 125 W. 18th Street, New York. photographs courtesy of The Outsider Fair


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Highlights From Frieze London 2018 @ Regent's Park

Frieze London 2018 showcased the best of international contemporary art, with a discerning selection of around 160 galleries presenting their most forward-thinking artists and imaginative presentations. This year’s themed gallery section, Social Work featured women artists who challenged the status quo and explored the possibilities of political activism in their art making during the 1980s and ‘90s, from Nancy Spero in the US to Berni Searle in South Africa to Ipek Duben in Turkey and Helen Chadwick in the UK. Solo, group and curated presentations across the fair’s sections featured John Baldessari, Michaël Borremans, Zadie Xa, Lubaina Himid, Mary Kelly, Moshekwa Langa, Calvin Marcus, Jim Shaw, David Shrigley, Josh Sperling, Tatiana Trouvé, Hardeep Pandhal, Athena Papadopoulos, Faith Ringgold, Wong Ping and Cathy Wilkes, among many others. photographs by Flo Khol

Highlights From Frieze New Yorks' Seventh Edition @ Randall's Island

Frieze New York closed its seventh edition on Sunday, May 6, bringing together 197 leading galleries from 30 countries. This year's fair enjoyed record visitor attendance and continued to build on its commitment to discovery - with new programming, curators, and a redesigned layout, bringing a fresh energy to the fair. Frieze returns to Randall's Island in May 2019 247 Centre Street 5th Floor New York. photographs by Adam Lehrer

Laurie Nye Envisions Multiple Realities in "Venusian Weather" @ The Pit

In Venusian Weather, Nye explores humanity’s struggle to control its relationship with nature via the Andromedans’ perception of environmental disaster on Earth. As a student of mythology and science fiction alike, Nye looks both backward and forward, challenging the notion of linear time in the centerpiece of Venusian Weather, an architecturally-scaled, cosmographical frieze that describes what is and what has been at stake on Earth through the Andromedan gaze. Inspired by Mark von Schlegell’s 2005 novel Venusia, Nye portrays the world as a hologram, represented in her paintings as gridded non-spaces that recall Star Trek’s holodeck virtual reality environments. The grids mingle with and interrupt depictions of transformation and flux amid multiple realities. Nye’s brightly hued, eloquently painted compositions conflate the chaos of present-day Earth with dreams of a radiant future on Venusia in a hopeful vision of love, peace, and environmental harmony. Venusian Weather is on view through June 10 at The Pit 918 Ruberta Ave, Glendale. photographs by Lani Trock

Daphne Guinness Performs "Evening In Space" @ The Natural History Museum In London During Frieze Week

Daphne Guinness performs wearing a catsuit by Deborah Milner with LED lighting by Moritz Waldemeyer and Blue Topaz stones by Ostro Minerals during her performance at the Natural History Museum in London. photographs by Moritz Waldemeyer

11 Things You Must See And Do During Frieze Week London 2015

1. Today at 5pm, Gosha Rubchinskiy will be signing copies of his incredible book Youth Hotel featuring the young and rebellious of Russia at Dover Street Market, in the Idea Books space 2. Luxembourg & Dayan creates a microsalon – a homage to the eccentric gallerist Iris Clert who championed the postwar avant-garde at Frieze Masters (Stand D7) 3. Visiting Frieze – Ken Kagami will sketch your genitals for free - just find the Misako & Rosen stand 4. Serpentine gallery presents an exhibition of work by artist, poet, essayist and activist Jimmie Durham, entitled Various Items and Complaints 5. Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone will be presenting his hyper-colored natural stone formations at Sadie Coles HQ 6. Jon Rafman has his first major solo in the UK at Zabludowicz Collection with his unique blend of virtual reality and video works 7. Artist Millie Brown, known for her work with multihued puke work, will be suspending herself aloft at the Gazelli Art House for a performance called Rainbow Body Performance 8. Spend your life savings by bidding on some of the most glorious examples of contemporary art at the Phillips Contemporary Art Day Sale 9. Check out artist, collector, and impresario Stefan Simchowitz's Frieze diary only on Autre - browse through the fair from a seasoned insider's perspective 10. American conceptual sculpture Tom Friedman creates a "cocktail party" for Stephen Friedman's gallery presentation at Frieze (Stand C6) 11. Check out the overshadowed Sunday Art Fair that showcases emerging and up-and-coming artists