The Outsider Art Fair returns for its 28th edition, taking place January 16th – 19th, 2020 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, New York. The fair will showcase 61 exhibitors, representing 34 cities, from 9 countries, with 7 first-time galleries include from Japan and India.
Founded in New York in 1993, the Outsider Art Fair is the original art fair concentrating specifically on self-taught art created outside the mainstream, presenting works by acknowledged masters including James Castle, Aloïse Corbaz, Henry Darger, Thornton Dial, William Edmondson, Martín Ramírez, Judith Scott, Bill Traylor and Adolf Wölfli, as well as contemporary figures like M’onma, Susan Te Kahurangi King, Dan Miller and George Widener.
In 2012, the Outsider Art Fair was acquired by Wide Open Arts, a company formed by New York gallerist Andrew Edlin. With its debut edition in 2013 the Fair established guest curatorial projects and the talks program. The 2013 Fair enjoyed rave reviews and more than tripled its previous attendance records. Propelled by this success, Wide Open Arts took the Fair to Paris for the first time in October 2013, helping to reinvigorate the city’s long tradition of recognizing and championing art brut and self-taught artists.
At the 2020 Outsider Art Fair, there are curated spaces by Brett Littman (director of The Noguchi Museum) which will feature work by two female artists from the Peruvian Amazon, and by Paul Laster (writer, curator, artist) which will focus on prominent contemporary artists who are collectors of outsider art.
Also, a suite of related events will take place at Ace Hotel New York, including an immersive installation by artist Frederick Weston, organized by Sam Gordon. Full details still to come.
Outsider Art Fair 2020
Date: January 17th – 19th, 2020 (*VIP Preview and Vernissage only on 16th)
Open: 11:00 – 20:00 (Last day till 18:00)
Place: Metropolitan Pavilion
Address: 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Tickets: Vernissage $50, Three-Day Pass $60, Single-Day Pass $30
Tel: +1 212 337 3338