Joseph Cornell as an outsider artist

Earlier this year, Founder of Outside In and Executive Director of Pallant House Gallery, Marc Steene, joined a panel discussion on where outsider art sits in the context of today's art market.

 

The panel discussion accompanied an exhibition of work by the artist Joseph Cornell, who has often been referred to as an 'outsider' – despite being accepted into the art market as a partial Surrealist at a time when the art of the self-taught had no name or definition. If he had been defined as an outsider, would he have had difficulty being accepted into the canon of 20th century art history? 

 

The panel discussion considered what the new spaces are for outsider art and what the responsibilities are for those involved in the interpretation, collection, curation and sale of these works within the contact of today's art world.

 

Click here to listen to a podcast of the panel discussion

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