Chicago, a home for outsider art, the exhibition at Paris Halle Saint-Pierre

Published by Maïlys C. · Published on 4 January 2019 at 18h35
Set on the Butte Montmartre, the Halle Saint-Pierre welcomes a beautiful exhibition of American raw art called “Chicago, a home for outsider art”. Running from March 23 to August 2, 2019.

Under the glass roof of the Halle Saint-Pierre, peculiar art, anti-bourgeois art, anti-standard art has found the most merciful shelter. Proof of it once again with the “Chicago, a home for outsider art” exhibition. The latter comes straight from the United States where it has been designed by INTUIT, a museum in Chicago devoted to outsider and intuitive art.

The idea? Reproducing the entire art liveliness of the northern city in the US through works completed by ten emblematic artists such as Henry Darger, William Dawson, Lee Godie, Mr. Imagination, Aldo Piacenza, Pauline Simon, Drossos Skyllas, Dr. Charles Smooth, Wesley Wills and Joseph E. Yoakum.

After exploring French raw art and very recently Japanese raw art, the Halle Saint Pierre takes us to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean for travel through the craziest formal experiments in the American 20th century. With a permanent feature: a strong interest of the displayed artists in Folk Art, meaning the traditional popular art. We notice their practice paired with a certain love for outdoor areas, gardens, courtyards and streets…

Modern, bold and invigoratingly powerful: an exhibition you don’t want to miss!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 23 March 2019 to 2 August 2019



    2, Rue Ronsard
    75018 Paris 18

    tarif réduit: €7
    tarif plein: €9

    Recommended age
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