Seeking a Definition of Outsider Art at the Outsider Art Fair

Art by Fort Guerin. Photo by Aaron Colussi.

“To me, it’s a collecting history. It doesn’t cohere as a movement. It can’t, and it never did. We’re talking about isolates, here. We’re not talking about people aware of art history. Van Gogh is not an outsider to me because he knew about Impressionism and responded to it. I don’t care how bat-shit he was.” — Christina McCollum, Art Historian