Founded by Sandy Smith in 1993, the Outsider Art Fair soon became a critical and commercial success. Recognized for its maverick spirit, the fair played a vital role in building a passionate collecting community as crowds flocked annually to New York’s Puck Building, the event’s original site during its first 15 years.
Oct 19 – 22, 2017
Hôtel du Duc. 22, rue de la Michodière, 75002 Paris, France
Art Absolument Prize for Outsider Art
The Art Absolument Prize for Outsider Art will be awarded at the Espace Art Absolument, a new venue located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris – a neighborhood at the crossroads of aesthetics and generations of contemporary artists, reflecting on the dedicated work of the magazine Art Absolument over the past 15 years. A jury composed of experts from diverse backgrounds will grant 10,000 euros to the maker of a piece chosen from among the pre-selected artworks by five artists. An exhibition of all the pre-selected artworks, curated by the artist Eva Jospin, will be held at the Espace Art Absolument, 11 rue Louise Weiss, 75013 Paris, after the Outsider Art Fair.