The Museum of Everything

The Museum of Everything The world's only wandering museum for untrained, undiscovered, unintentional and unclassifiable creators. The Museum of Everything is one of Europe's most successful new independent museums.

It is the only international museum dedicated to unintentional, untrained and undiscovered artists from the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries and since 2009 has welcomed over 450,00 visitors.

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14/12/2020
SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN // TALK

The Gallery + Museum of Everything invites all to join Soul of a Nation curator Zoé Whitley, and former curator of the New Orleans Museum of Art William Fagaly, for an exclusive conversation on the legacy of Sister Gertrude Morgan within contemporary visual culture.

JOIN US TONIGHT AT 6 PM UK TIME  (7PM IN EUROPE, 12PM CST) FOR A CONVERSATION WITH ZOÉ WHITLEY AND WILLIAM FAGALY - FORM...
14/12/2020

JOIN US TONIGHT AT 6 PM UK TIME  (7PM IN EUROPE, 12PM CST) FOR A CONVERSATION WITH ZOÉ WHITLEY AND WILLIAM FAGALY - FORMIDABLE CURATORS AND WRITERS BOTH - ON THE LIFE AND ART SISTER OF GERTRUDE MORGAN.

THE TALK BEGINS IN 2 HOURS ON FACEBOOK LIVE.

FOR DETAILS/RSVP: [ https://fb.me/e/SteHobuQ // * LINK IN BIO * ]

SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN WAS A PIONEERING BLACK ARTIST, WHOSE PRACTICE BEGAN IN MIDDLE AGE. SHE WAS FEATURED IN THE SEMINAL « BLACK FOLK ART IN AMERICA » (1982), WAS COLLECTED BY THE LIKES OF ANDY WARHOL AND LEE FRIEDLANDER, YET REMAINS EXCLUDED FROM MOST AMERICAN MUSEUM COLLECTIONS.

THIS TALK IS HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH « THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL MISSION OF SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN » EXTENDED UNTIL 20TH DECEMBER AT THE GALLERY OF EVERYTHING.

IMAGE:
LYLE BONGÉ
« SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN »

#sistergertrudemorgan #gospelmission
#leefriedlander #andywarhol #spiritualart
#williamfagaly #zoewhitley #chisenhalegallery #tatemodern #noma
#folkart #selftaughtart #outliers
#soulofanation #blackart #femaleart #blacklivesmatter #blackartmatters #afropunk #friezemagazine #artforum #theartnewspaper #154artfair
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THE MUSEUM + GALLERY OF EVERYTHING INVITE YOU TO AN ONLINE CONVERSATION WITH CURATORS ZOÉ WHITLEY AND BILL FAGALY ON TH...
12/12/2020

THE MUSEUM + GALLERY OF EVERYTHING INVITE YOU TO AN ONLINE CONVERSATION WITH CURATORS ZOÉ WHITLEY AND BILL FAGALY ON THE ART OF SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN.

THE TALK WILL BE ON FACEBOOK LIVE THIS MONDAY 14TH DECEMBER AT 6PM GMT UK TIME (7PM CET, 11AM EST).

DETAILS + RSVP:
[ https://tinyurl.com/y43b5a7g ]

SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN WAS A PIONEERING BLACK ARTIST, WHOSE PRACTICE BEGAN IN MIDDLE AGE. SHE WAS FEATURED IN THE SEMINAL « BLACK FOLK ART IN AMERICA, 1930-1980 » (1982), WAS COLLECTED BY THE LIKES OF ANDY WARHOL AND LEE FRIEDLANDER, YET REMAINS EXCLUDED FROM MOST AMERICAN MUSEUM COLLECTIONS.

ZOÉ WHITLEY IS A WRITER ANS CURATOR. PROJECTS INCLUDE THE ACCLAIMED EXHIBITION « SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER » (2017).

WILLIAM FAGALY IS THE LEGENDARY ADVOCATE OF SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN AND CURATOR OF HER RETROSPECTIVE: « SISTER GERTRUDE MORGAN: TOOLS OF HER MINISTRY » (2004).

#sistergertrudemorgan #gertrudemorgan #gospelmission #letsmakearecord
#leefriedlander #andywarhol
#williamfagaly #zoewhitley #chisenhalegallery #tatemodern #noma
#outsiderart #folkart #selftaughtart #outliers
#soulofanation #blackart #femaleart #blacklivesmatter
#frieze #friezemagazine #artforum #theartnewspaper #154artfair
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This is The Museum + Gallery of Everything broadcasting a temporary takeover of the Camden Art Centre Instagram account....
08/12/2020

This is The Museum + Gallery of Everything broadcasting a temporary takeover of the Camden Art Centre Instagram account.

We are proud to support « The Botanical Mind » at Camden Art Centre. Please make sure to follow us at @musevery + @gallevery.



Behold Hilma af Klint: the fearless upper-crust visionary Swede, nautical by birth, spiritual by calling, whose sublime predictive material, once the stuff of myth, is a new modernist legend. She leapt from an academic ledge into an unknowable other, drawing the line between the « us » and the « them ».

Record-busting installations in Stockholm, London, Berlin, New York. Literal academics reconsidering their unknowns. The fictions of history, upended a century later. Are these mediumistic neo-botanies, or pre-abstract compulsions? Are they communications of universal truth, or visions and vibrations?

Even these humble late materials resonate. They fly the flag for the underclass of art: for Spiritualism and Outsiderism, for the vernacular and the low, for the silent majority of colourful, various voices. Witness a revolution and the new world order, where Hilma af Klint is rightly proclaimed governess.


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untitled, Hilma af Klint c 1930
watercolour on paper, 33 cm x 25 cm
watercolour on paper, 49 cm x 34 cm
watercolour on paper, 46.5 cm x 31.5 cm



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This is The Museum + Gallery of Everything broadcasting a temporary takeover of the Camden Art Centre Instagram account....
08/12/2020

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We are proud to support « The Botanical Mind » at Camden Art Centre. Please make sure to follow us at @musevery + @gallevery.



Scottie Wilson is the stuff of legend. This self-taught, self-made, self-propelled, self-portraitist was the rambling man who became an honorary surrealist, fêted by ELT Mesens, lauded by André Breton, and collected by everyone from Pablo Picasso to the Royal Family. To see his work for the first time is like meeting old friends from familiar daydreams; they form part of our British visual consciousness.

Wilson’s history is far from straightforward. He was born Louis Freeman, a Jewish lad whose family had moved to Glasgow from Lithuania. Although not much of a scholar, he was able - and skint - so he joined the army, saw the world, settled in Toronto and peddled bric-a-brac. Yet it was in the calm of an afternoon lull that an inked bulldog fountain pen jump-started Robert Wilson’s life’s mission; and in his hand, it drew of its own accord - as if inspired by the Felix Mendelssohn Wilson loved to hear.

The first « greedies » and « evils » were birthed as « original free hand pen drawings by Scottie ». The appeal was immediate, yet the rationale cloudy. Were they scars of the great war, shadows of childhood, stolen images from forgotten peoples, or messages from the divine? The London art world cared not and embraced him fully: his was an unusual mind, with synapses at play. As his Mayfair gallery attempted to sell Scotties to their clientele, at the pub around the corner, the Kilburn mischief-makerwould flog them out of an old suitcase for a couple of pints or a fraction of the retail price.


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untitled, Scottie Wilson c1940/50
ink, colour pencil on paper, 36cm x 27cm
ink, colour pencil on paper, 36cm x 27cm
ink, colour pencil on paper, 36cm x 27cm
ink, colour pencil on paper, 36cm x 27cm



#scottiewilson #vernacularart #selftaughtart #artbrut #outsiderart
#andrebreton #pablopicasso #eltmesens #alfredbarr #jeandubuffet #rogercardinal
#georgemelly
#tate #moma #camdenartcentr

07/12/2020

This is The Museum + Gallery of Everything broadcasting a temporary takeover of the Camden Art Centre Instagram account.

We are proud to support « The Botanical Mind » at Camden Art Centre. Please make sure to follow us at @musevery + @gallevery + @camdenartcentre.



Few floral artists are as unexpected and innovative as Anna Zemánková, the home-schooled home-maker, whose imagined botany springs from an irrepressible source.

Zemánková rose to prominence through the ranks of classic outsiderism. Yet her output, more mysterious and more formal than that of her peers, builds on the traditions of Czech tapestry and illustration, as much as the legacy of Bohemian Spiritualism.

Zemánková’s flowers, weeds, vegetables and triffids are fanciful, awkward, proud and cosmic. Sketched, shaded and woven, their stems vibrate with intense intimacy, transporting any innocent bystander into their author’s « somewhere else ».

Pictured: untitled, Anna Zemánková, c 1960s/70s
crayon, ink and thread on paper, 62.5 cm x 47 cm
crayon and pen paper, 82 cm x 62 cm
pastel on paper, 84 cm x 50 cm
pastel on paper, 80 cm x 59 cm
crayon, ink and thread on paper, 90 cm x 65 cm



#annazemánková #annazemankova
#emmakunz #hilmaafklint #georgiaokeeffe
#czechart #mediumisticart #femaleart #botanicalart #flowers #plantlife #botany #herbalism #cosmic
#trippy #astrology #spiritualism
#bohemia #moravia #oravia #silesia
#botanicalmind #camdenartcentre
#musevery #museumofeverything #themuseumofeverything
#gallevery #galleveryuk #galleryofeverything #thegalleryofeverything



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This is The Museum + Gallery of Everything broadcasting a temporary takeover of the Camden Art Centre Instagram account....
06/12/2020

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We are proud to support « The Botanical Mind » at Camden Art Centre. Please make sure to follow us at @musevery + @gallevery.



Although it may be claimed that cream rises to the top, it is also scooped off, churned into butter, consumed by children and chucked. So it was with Janet Sobel, a Brighton Beach émigrée, who - despite tremendous originality and flair - was championed and exoticised as a New York « primitive »; and then increasingly disrespected for her age, ethnicity, gender, education and modus for the remainder of her short-blossomed creative life.

Born in the Ukraine at the tail end of the 19th century, Sobel took to drawing and painting in middle-age. Her off-kilter folksy forms evolved into dense and particular abstractions of dripped texture. Critic Clement Greenberg marvelled at Sobel’s faces « peering out from the mottled field of predominantly warm and translucent colour ».

Once wowed by Surrealism, it was Sobel who now caught it’s gaze. Sidney Janis, André Breton, Max Ernst and Peggy Guggenheim all came to tea. Marcel Duchamp chose her. William Rubin chased her. Jackson Pollock « admitted that these pictures had made an impression on him ». No wonder his bore such striking resemblance.



IMAGE

The Frightened Bride, Janet Sobel, 1943
oil on canvas, 101.6 cm x 129.5 cm



#janetsobel
#vernacularart #selftaughtart #folkart
#racism #chauvinism #antisemitism #primitivism
#brooklyn #moma #guggenheim
#clementgreenberg #andrebreton #maxernst #jacksonpollock #sidneyjanis #alfredbarr #williamrubin #marcelduchamp #peggyguggenheim
#camdenartcentre #thebotanicalmind #botanicalmind
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This is The Museum + Gallery of Everything broadcasting a temporary takeover of the Camden Art Centre Instagram account....
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Born in 1892 of a Trinidadian line, Minnie Eva Evans was already in her forties when she was selected to serve as gate-keeper on a grand southern estate. The dense botanical garden within was the stuff of local legend; and the desirable promotion would surely be a turning point. It was all this, and more.

As a younger woman, a voice within had commanded the devout Evans to « draw or die ». Initial illustrations had been simple pen and ink, biblical in nature, literal in form. Now, a decade later, the output exploded in a big bang of allegory and abstraction. There were shapes and curls and folds and flaps, and more than a hint of the Caribbean. The physical and metaphysical worlds had collided.

The North Carolina artist was interviewed by Nina Howell Starr: the photographer who would go on to become her advocate and curate her first major exhibition at the Whitney Museum of Art in 1975. Few surprises that it took that same New York institution 40 years before it would again acknowledge this intuitive female image-maker with a display of her earliest images: « my very first » and « my second ».



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untitled, Minnie Evans, c 1940/60
oil, pencil, colour pencil on board, 48.5cm x 59cm

untitled, Minnie Evans, c 1950
colour pencil on paper, 20.5cm x 13cm

untitled, Minnie Evans, c 1940
pen, pencil on paper, 29.5cm x 22.5cm



#minnieevans #minnieevaevans #ancestors
#blackart #blackartmatters #blackartistsmatter #blackfolkart #africanamericanart
#southernart #americanart #visionaryart #religiousart #spiritualart #folkart
#ninahowellstarr #whitneymuseum #themet #moma #smithsonian #highmuseum
#thebotanicalmind #botanicalmind #camdenartcentre
#musevery #museumofeverything #themuseumofeverything
#gallevery #galleveryuk #galleryofeverything #thegalleryofeverything



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This is The Museum + Gallery of Everything broadcasting a temporary takeover of the Camden Art Centre Instagram account....
06/12/2020

This is The Museum + Gallery of Everything broadcasting a temporary takeover of the Camden Art Centre Instagram account.

We are proud to support « The Botanical Mind » at Camden Art Centre. Please make sure to follow us at @musevery + @gallevery.



The narcissistic Adolf Wölfli is rightly considered the patron saint of the Art Brut brand. A complex individual (and borderline psychotic), Wölfli was first fêted by the surrealists for his indecipherable prose, discordant musical annotation and ethnological influence.

It was incarceration in a Swiss institution which gave Wölfli the time and space for his epic anti-biography. Yet were it not for Dr Walter Morgenthaler, the pioneering physician who published the patient/artist‘s monograph, there would have been nothing: no volumes of text and image, no translation by Max Ernst, no meeting with Jean Dubuffet, no revival by Harald Szeeman.

Looking at the oeuvre today, there radiates such strange universality, such profound self-absorption: Adolf Wölfli, as radical (and as problematic) as he was 100 years ago, luring us innocents in, with his magnetic mandalas and prophesies of cosmic meaning.



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untitled (Der San Salvathor), Adolf Wölfli, 1926
graphite, colour pencil, crayon on paper
148cm x 211cm



#adolfwölfi #wölfli #adolfwolfli
#artbrut #outsiderart #vernacularart #selftaughtart #folkart #swissart
#switzerland #schweiz #bern #flowers #mountains
#waltermorgenthaler #jeandubuffet #andrebreton #andrebréton #maxernst haraldszeeman
#camdenartcentre #thebotanicalmind #botanicalmind
#musevery #museumofeverything #themuseumofeverything
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This is The Museum + Gallery of Everything broadcasting a temporary takeover of the Camden Art Centre Instagram account....
04/12/2020

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We are proud to support « The Botanical Mind » at Camden Art Centre. Please make sure to follow us at @musevery + @gallevery.



The fictional flower has history in the Bohemian lands; and it is more lateral than one might surmise. The flora and fauna of Anna Zemánková were born in the 1950s/60s; yet their ancestors were grown in the 1920s/30s within the Czech Spiritualism movement.

Josef Kotzian (Solferino) and Anna Hackel were the two most notable mediumistic makers. Pseudonyms and changed spelling helped them avoid the authorities’ eyes. For Spiritualism was deemed an illicit, radical and even political activity; and its commune with the dead a pollutant for the souls of believers right across the region.

Kotzian was a former machinist who channelled his astral dialogues into a dense and monochromatic oeuvre, remarkable for its precision and consistency. Hackel was an Oravian housewife, struck by sudden impulse. Her organic doodling soon emerged into emotional fingerprints, designed by the very spirits who used her as their author.

Pictured: untitled, Josef Kotzian, c 1930 graphite on paper
49cm x 32cm [ all ]; untitled, Anna Hackel, c 1935 colour pencil on paper
30 cm x 22 cm
30.7 cm x 21.7 cm
30.5 cm x 22.3 cm



#josefkotzian #josefleonard #josefkocian #solferino #annahackel #annahaskel #czechart #mediumisticart #femaleart #botanicalart #spiritualism
#flowers #plantlife #botany #herbalism #cosmic #trippy #astrology #bohemia #moravia #oravia #silesia #botanicalmind
#musevery #museumofeverything #themuseumofeverything #gallevery #galleveryuk #galleryofeverything



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This is The Museum + Gallery of Everything broadcasting a temporary takeover of the Camden Art Centre Instagram account....
04/12/2020

This is The Museum + Gallery of Everything broadcasting a temporary takeover of the Camden Art Centre Instagram account.

We are proud to support « The Botanical Mind » at Camden Art Centre. Please make sure to follow us at @musevery + @gallevery.



Few floral artists are as unexpected and innovative as Anna Zemánková, the home-schooled home-maker, whose imagined botany springs from an irrepressible source.

Zemánková rose to prominence through the ranks of classic outsiderism. Yet her output, more mysterious and more formal than that of her peers, builds on the traditions of Czech tapestry and illustration, as much as the legacy of Bohemian Spiritualism.

Zemánková’s flowers, weeds, vegetables and triffids are fanciful, awkward, proud and cosmic. Sketched, shaded and woven, their stems vibrate with intense intimacy, transporting any innocent bystander into their author’s « somewhere else ».

Pictured: untitled, Anna Zemánková, c 1960s/70s
crayon, ink and thread on paper, 62.5 cm x 47 cm
crayon and pen paper, 82 cm x 62 cm
pastel on paper, 84 cm x 50 cm
pastel on paper, 80 cm x 59 cm
crayon, ink and thread on paper, 90 cm x 65 cm



#annazemánková #annazemankova
#emmakunz #hilmaafklint #georgiaokeeffe
#czechart #mediumisticart #femaleart #botanicalart #flowers #plantlife #botany #herbalism #cosmic
#trippy #astrology #spiritualism
#bohemia #moravia #oravia #silesia
#botanicalmind #camdenartcentre
#musevery #museumofeverything #themuseumofeverything
#gallevery #galleveryuk #galleryofeverything #thegalleryofeverything



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I can't wait for your to return to London- one of the best museum experiences of my life! So unbound.
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