This year’s Outsider Art Fair in New York took the form of an online event with in-person exhibitions at a handful of galleries.
Next year, this fair, which typically takes place at the end of January, will open in early February at its usual Chelsea location.
Now, the fair’s organizers have produced “Super-Rough,” a selection of some 200 sculptural works by an international roster of art brut and outsider artists, with Takashi Murakami as guest curator.
The name “Super-Rough” plays on the term “super-flat” Murakami coined, even if it shares no allusions to traditional Japanese art forms’ actual flatness and sometimes accentuated two-dimensionality in pictorial space.
And as the title suggests, “Super-Rough” will call attention to the power of the craftsmanship of self-taught sculptors.
Takashi Murakami, Murakami
New York, Chelsea, SoHo