2x2 Forum for Outsider Art 2019
3. - 6. October 2019
In October 2019, the 2x2 Forum for Outsider Art, an international art fair, will be taking place for the sixth time already. So far 2019 already brought us some big Outsider Art events in German-speaking countries. Worth mentioning are among others the joint exhibition "Floral Fantasies" in Ludwigshafen, "Flying High" at Kunstforum Wien and "Collection de l'Art Brut - Art in Obscurity" at Aargauer Kunsthaus. Venue for 2x2 is as usual Kunsthaus Kannen on the Alexianer campus to the south of Münster. As in previous editions, the biennial forum provides a platform for sharing ideas around Outsider Art / Art Brut and Contemporary Art. At the meeting of artists, studios, galleries and projects from the field of art, social affairs and psychiatry, new contacts can be made in a productive atmosphere and existing networks can be consolidated. Regular guests of the forum will meet with first-time visitors. Present again at the forum are, for example, KreativWerk Höfingen from Baden-Württemberg and Kunstverein Zinnober from Magdeburg, as well as the well-known Outsider Artist Markus Meurer. Visiting the fair for the first time will be Living Museum NL from Bennebroek and RAWART, who are taking the long journey from Korea.
On Friday and Saturday, lectures will be held in the morning at the conference room of our Hotel am Wasserturm. Carine Fol, art director of the Centrale for Contemporary Art in Brussels and Markus Landert, director of Kunstmuseum Thurgau both join Outsider Art with "established" contemporary art in their exhibition concepts. They will talk about the handling of this so-called Outsider Art at their museums. After the lectures an open discussion takes place.
Cuban artist Samuel Riera and Jihye Lee from South Korea will be informing about the standing of Outsider Art outside of Europe. Viewed from a historical and socio-political point of view, these countries have had completely different conditions for Outsider Art compared to Germany and Europe. Both will give insight into what their work is like with their respective projects Art Brut Project Cuba and RAWART.
On Sunday, theater educationalist Ingo Rohrbacher will present his scenic reading "die nerven". In December 2018, he often spent time at the Roncalli House Café, engaging in more or less ordinary talks with other visitors of the café. These scenes now return to their place of inception. On all four days of the art fair, visitors are invited to join the two hands-on activities "tape it" and "tie it", offered by students of the Catholic University of Freiburg.
2x2 Forum Exhibitors
Atelier Markus Meurer / Kevelaer, DE
Atelier Ortswechsel / München, DE
Atelier PIX / Greifswald, DE
Art Brut Project Cuba / Havana, Cuba
Bürgerspital, Textil- und Kreativwerkstatt / Basel, CH
Malwerkstatt Lebenshilfe / Bad Dürkheim, DE
KreativWerk Höfingen / Leonberg, DE
Kunstcentrum Kijkoor / Eemnes, NL
Kunsthaus Rickling / Rickling, DE
Kunsthaus KAT18 / Cologne, DE
Kunsthuis Yellow Art / Geel, BE
Kunstverein Zinnober / Magdeburg, DE
Künstlerhaus Lydda / Bielefeld, DE
Living Museum / Bennebroek, NL
RAWART / Gunpo-si, Korea
Winterwerkstatt / Schwalmstadt, DE
Kunstraum / Nürnberg,DE