World Transformers

The Art of the outsiders
Birgit Ziegert u.a.
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main

September 24, 2010 – January 9 2011

“Outsiders” or “art brut” artists are grouped together as self-taught artists, amateurs, children or people with disabilities whose works are created without contact with the world of galleries, museums and art criticism. Often their works touch us much more than what circulates on the professional art market. In a major survey show, the Schirn now recounts the development of “Outsider Art” from its discovery in the 19th century to the present. And we can immerse ourselves in colorful, sometimes confusing, and always extraordinary art worlds: On display, for example, are the fantasy creations made of computer scrap by A.C.M. or the famous female bodies by Alo├»se. From Frankfurt’s Atelier Goldstein, Birgit Ziegert has been invited.”