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Takashi Murakami Curates Monumental "Super-Rough" Exhibition

Presenting a large-scale presentation of sculptures.

Takashi Murakami has been tapped by Outsider Art Fair organizers to curate a monumental presentation of sculptures in New York City. Murakami will lend his curatorial talents for an immense exhibition featuring artworks crafted by folk artists from all across the globe. Called “Super-Rough,” the presentation is an extension of the fair’s annual programming that champions dimensionality and handmade aesthetics versus the more sleek and “shiny consumer consciousness” of most contemporary art fairs.

“‘Super-Rough,’ a word play on ’Superflat’––Murakami’s highly influential, conceptual explication for the phenomenon of a new genre of Japanese Pop Art as it emerged towards the end of the last millennium––counterposes the private, idiosyncratic and visionary universe of outsider art as an alternative to contemporary art and popular culture,” said organizers in a statement.

Participating artists in the forthcoming installment include Nek Chand, William Edmondson, Elijah Pierce, Howard Finster, Sinichi Sawada, Ionel Talpazan, and Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, to name a few. The exhibition will take place from June 9 through June 27 inside an expansive ground floor space in SoHo.

Head to Outsider Art Fair’s website for more information.

Elsewhere in art, a new artist-first NFT platform called LGND is set to release a colorful work by James Jean.

Outsider Art Fair
June 9 – June 27, 2021
150 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012

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