Who is more folked up? Darger, Ramirez, and Wölfli, or Koons, Prince, Hirst and Murakami? Hallelujah!! The American Folk Art Museum has been saved!
Andrew Edlin Gallery presents All Folked Up!, a group exhibition and series of performances in celebration of the unique character and alternative that is the American Folk Art Museum.
Exhibition artists: Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Frank Calloway, James Castle, Henry Darger, Thornton Dial, Tom Duncan, Paul Edlin, Brent Green, Hans Krusi, Marc Lamy, Martin Ramirez, Sava Sekulic, Charles Steffen, Bill Traylor, Stas Volyaslovsky, George Widener, Adolf Wolfli, and Domenico Zindato.
Saturday, November 5th
2-4 pm: "Build Your Own Museum," Inspector Collector (Harley Spiller) hosts a special collecting seminar for kids of all ages.
The Reading or Misreading of Artists and Poets Regarding "Art"
James Kalm MCs an open mike "poetry reading" featuring texts and quotes from some well and, not so well known artists. What is art, how is art, why is art, are just some of the questions perpetually asked by the artist individual. The answers, processes and conclusions have driven artists for centuries.
There will be presentations by well known local poet Michael Ruby whose latest publications include: Window on the City, The Edge of the Underworld, and Compulsive Words (published by Blaze VOX [books]), Publisher and Editor of Live Mag, the Brooklyn Rail Poetry Editor and poet Jeffrey Cypher Wright, and musing on the creative struggle by the blogger behind New Clean Blog (http://newcleanblog.blogspot.com/), creator of Art Bum Comics and artist Lawrence Swan. Cash inducements may be offered to the public for participation, everyone is welcome.
November 11th & 12th
5-8 pm: Fantastic Nobodies