Being An ‘Outsider’ Artist

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Hilma af Klint, Altarpiece, No. 1, Group X, Altarpieces, 1907

Who resides at the gates of the membrane, who decides what is art and what is not? Who decides what goes in an out of the gallery door, who decides what sort of price to put on your work, and who gets to judge whether your soul-piece, your gift to the world, the messages from the deep depths of your heart poured onto a piece of canvas is worth a million or not worth anything at all? Who gets to decide such things? Is this what makes me an artist ‘on paper’ and in the professional sphere, through the validation of a handful of art dealers who have long accumulated vast amounts of wealth? Is this what academia has prepared me for?

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General View of the Island of Neveranger, 1911

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