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Jo Lawson-Tancred

Jo Lawson-Tancred is an arts writer based in London.

Lisa Slominski’s Nonconformers: A New History of Self-Taught Artists

Building on the history of “Outsider art” dating back to the 1970s, this book dives into the implications, limits, and paradoxes of the popular and problematic label. Placing the emphasis on the artists themselves and the formal properties of their work, the book foregrounds their practices over excessive biographic detail.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2022

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