Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Shadow of the Avant-Garde, Rousseau and the Forgotten Masters Oct. 2, 2015 – January 10, 2016 Museum Folkwang

Erich Bödeker (1904-1971)Zebra, 1965
Beton, Blech, Eisen, bemalt, 110 x 130 x 25 cm
Kolumba. Kunstmuseum des Erzbistums Köln
© Kolumba
© Foto: Lothar Schnepf

"Works by self-taught, non-academic artists are usually referred to as ‘naïve’ or ‘outsider art’ and are conventionally viewed as a distinct category, separate from modern art. But in terms of their power and intensity, these works often rival the great modernist masterpieces. In this major exhibition, the Museum Folkwang presents for the first time the works of such artists as Henri Rousseau, André Bauchant, Séraphine Louis, Martín Ramírez, and Bill Traylor alongside seminal works of modern and contemporary art by Honoré Daumier, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, and, more recently, Blinky Palermo and Mike Kelley. The show has been curated by Kasper König and Falk Wolf". More about the exhibition at Museum Folkwang. 

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