Saturday, February 24, 2018

Adolf Wölfli’s “Bangali Firework,” which will be at Outsider Art Fair Basel

THE NEW YORK TIMES
By Andrew R. Chow
Adolf Wölfli’s “Bangali Firework,” which will be at Outsider Art Fair Basel. Credit: Courtesy of Andrew Edlin Gallery
The Outsider Art Fair has long prided itself for operating on the art world’s fringes. But in June, it will venture right to the center, opening up a satellite fair during Art Basel in Switzerland. At the Hotel Pullman, a block away from Art Basel’s nerve center at the Messeplatz, about 25 dealers will showcase works from self-taught artists who operated outside of conventional institutions, and sometimes dealt with psychoses. Outsider Art Fair Basel will run June 13-17, a day longer than Art Basel itself. While the works will come from around the world, Mr. Edlin hopes to tap into the history of Art Brut in the region. [More]