Contemporary Outsider Art call for papers

Contemporary Outsider Art: The Global Context invites artists, curators, collectors and scholars to deliver papers
on Outsider Art in Europe, North America, Asia or Oceania and may consider the following issues:


• The experiences of Outsider Artists and how their processes of making are distinctive
• How contexts affect the practice and reception of Outsider Artists
• Ethical considerations that are important for Outsider Artists
• The drivers of contemporary collecting and the market for Outsider Art
• Issues faced by public and private collectors in acquiring and conserving Outsider works
• Models for exhibiting Outsider Art and for showing alongside other forms of art
• The relationship between Outsider Art and the mainstream world to which it relates
• Current issues arising in the definition of the field
• The effects of Outsider Art’s institutionalization and commodification on the meaning of works
• Approaches to curating Outsider Art and working with living artists
• Indigenous art practice in relation to Outsider Art

Selected papers will be published in a conference proceedings.

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Please send conference paper abstracts of 250 words and a 100 word biographical statement with your name
and email address to the convenors by close of business, February 26, 2014.

Anthony White: a.white@unimelb.edu.au
Grace McQuilten: gmm@unimelb.edu.au
Joanna Bosse: joanna.bosse@unimelb.edu.au

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