The Museum of Everything, the world’s only travelling museum for undiscovered, unintentional and untrained artists, is currently in Paris. Headed by James Brett, the founding principles of the organisation are to make art accessible and to challenge often elitist opinions of what makes an artist. In doing so, it has managed to unearth some incredible self-taught talent.
The collection includes works by former slave and self-taught artist Bill Taylor (USA 1854-1949), Hawkins Bolden (USA 1914-2005), a blind and epileptic sculptor, and Judith Scott (1943-2005), who had Down Syndrome as well as being deaf and mute, yet created hundreds of small sculptures in her lifetime.
Paris should be an interesting place for the MoE lot – it’s considered by many to be the most elitist and closed art markets.
To find out more about the Museum of Everything and how to get to the current Paris exhibition, go here.