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Anna Zemankova

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Self-tau(gh)tologies: complicating the criterion of outsider art   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Henry Darger, Minnie Evans, Rosemarie Koczy, James Lloyd, Martín Ramírez, Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern, Bill Traylor, Alfred Wallis, Scottie Wilson, Adolf Wölfli, Anna Zemankova, Domenico Zindato at Milwaukee Art Museum February 10th, 2012 - May 6th, 2012
Posted 4/30/12
Upon entering the exhibition I was immediately struck by the term self-taught on the blessedly brief wall text. I may have even paused to immediately consider adding this term to a lineage of others such as art brut, naïve art, primitive, folk, and the industry standard catch-all: outsider art. Self-taught remains nuanced as a broader definition than the others and a somewhat more productive term than the last. Where this identifier leaves the viewer is a space for the consideration of an art... [more]