Is Outsider Art finally over?

With the rise of Supported Studios globally and exhibitions placing Outsider Art in the mainstream, industry leaders met in Sydney
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John Demos’s project with Big Fag Press at Cross Art Projects, Sydney October 2013. Source: Accessible Arts

With the 55th Venice Biennale colloquially known as the ‘outsider biennale’ coming to an end this weekend, it is an interesting time to reflect on why the mainstream has become so interested in Outsider Art. Has the art world finally decided to become more ‘open’, more inclusive this time round?

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina

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