Photo by Seze Devres for Ace Hotel New York, Wide Open Arts 2019
Saturday, October 19th
Amercian Center for Art & Culture
34, avenue de New York
Outsider Art Fair Paris is pleased to partner with the American Center for Art & Culture for an evening of film, featuring American outsider artists, followed by a conversation with Tom di Maria, Director of External Relations at Creative Growth Art Center, and Scott Ogden, director of MAKE and founder of SHRINE, New York, led by Marie Valentine Regan, Chair of the Film Department at the American University of Paris.
The documentary, MAKE, is an intimate journey into the lives of four American self-taught artists: Prophet Royal Robertson, Hawkins Bolden, Judith Scott and Ike Morgan. Isolated and struggling with the disabilities life has dealt them, these artists all find their most powerful voice through art. Using the simplest of materials, they each produce work that is both sublime and at the same time completely their own. Primarily driven by scenes of the artists creating, their interwoven stories are told by the artists themselves as well as through family and friends whose lives they have touched.
Founded four decades ago, at the height of the disability-rights movement, Creative Growth Art Center is a nonprofit organization serving artists with physical and cognitive disabilities. Telling the story of remarkable individuals—Dan Miller, Judith Scott, William Scott, and Monica Valentine—and a uniquely productive artist community, this segment explores the idea that artmaking is a fundamental human practice and should be accessible to all.
Courtesy Art21, art21.org, founded 1997
Creative Growth Arts Center in “San Francisco Bay Area,” 2018
From Art21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century series
Executive Producer: Tina Kukielski. Series Producer: Nick Ravich. Director & Producer: Christine Turner. Editor: Mary Ann Toman. Director of Photography: Tyler McPherron. Field Producer: Laura Wagner. Production Coordinator: Ife Adelona. Curatorial Assistant: Danielle Brock. Advising Producer: Ian Forster.
Video; color, sound; 13 minutes, 36 seconds