The Museum of Everything

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The best thing on in London at the moment is Exhibition #1 at the Museum of Everything in Primrose Hill, James Brett’s collection of “non-traditional art” tucked away in the ramshackle setting of an old dairy. All the work is presented with respect for its own merits, avoiding the usual dangers of an outsider-art freakshow (“Hey! Look at the crazy man’s house!”) Magnifying glasses hang in the main hall so you can appreciate Guo Fengyi’s drawings of beings that seem to be made of swirling hair or Augustin Lesage’s tiny dots – incredibly painstaking detail being a common feature. Paintings inspired by religious visions such as those of Sister Gertrude Morgan get their own little chapel, and Henry Darger’s pictures of girls rescued from a storm by children with wings and horns are laid out in sequence so you can follow the story. Plus tea and cakes at the end. It’s supposed to finish in December so go soon.

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  1. THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING

    CALLING THE UNTRAINED, UNINTENTIONAL & UNSEEN CREATORS OF GREATER BRITAIN.
    Are you a marginal or self-taught artist? Have you received a divine calling to depict strange new worlds?
    Are you an artist with a disability, whose creativity has been undeservedly overlooked? Or a collector with a cache of anonymous doodlings?
    If this sounds like you The Museum of Everything cordially invites you to submit a work on paper (or anything small and light) to Exhibition #2, to be held on May 14th, 15th & 16th, 2010, as part of No Soul For Sale at London’s Tate Modern.
    Exhibition #2 is open to all, non-professional, non – traditional, and non-exhibited artists, living or long gone.
    To enter simply turn up at the Tate Modern with your artwork where it will be assessed by our esteemed Board of Trustees. Successful works will be displayed in The Turbine Hall and published in a book of the exhibition.
    REVEAL YOUR CREATIVITY AT THE TATE MODERN & EXHIBIT AT THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING.
    DETAILS:
    THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING, EXHIBITION #2
    WHERE: Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
    WHEN: Friday and Saturday 14th and 15th May, 2010. 10am – midnight
    Sunday 16th May, 2010. 10am – 6pm
    WHAT: For details and guidance: http://www.musevery.com
    TO ASK US A QUESTION: everytate@gmail.com

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