British Council is a partner of "The Landscape of Art after the New Institutionalism" programme organized by Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.
In a series of meetings with directors of museums and galleries, we will take a closer look at “the aftermath of the New Institutionalism”. The first series of meetings will be focusing on the UK, with the presentation of various tactics and strategies of the most original British institutions on
- 27 February 2014 by James Brett (Museum of Everything)
Since 2009, The Museum of Everything has compiled and displayed works by non-traditional artists from outside the art historical canon. Its award-winning installations in Britain, France, Russia and Italy have welcomed 700,000 visitors and inspired parts of the 55th Venice Biennale.
The Museum of Everything functions as an exhibitor, an archive, an activist and an advocate. It exhibits in formal galleries and non-art spaces, including a former recording studio in London, a Catholic seminary in Paris and an open-air garden at the 55th Venice Biennale, as well as its well-documented 2012/13 journey across Russia to discover and present self-taught artists.
Creator of The Museum of Everything, James Brett, will give a lecture entitled “The Death and Rebirth of (Outsider) Art, in which he will describe the philosophies behind his radical curatorial program. He will also discuss the important historical role played by alternative artists, their influence on modern and contemporary artists, and their re-emergence in the 21st century, not as so-called outsiders, but as art-makers who redefine what art and artists can be.
James Brett is the founder of The Museum of Everything and the curator of its exhibitions. With a background in design, architecture and filmmaking, he is a leading authority on alternative art-forms, including folk art, primitive art, art brut, naïve art, outsider art and visionary art.
Photo: Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, The Museum of Non Participation, 2008 - Courtesy of waterside contemporary, London. Commisioned by Artangel.