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Dearest Global Frenemies,

 
This is The Museum of Everything calling. Sorry for the silence. We had a minor operation on an unpleasant boil.
 
Now we are peppy, poppy and priapically prepping the new wave of seasonal goings-on. There’s too much to tell, so we will keep it concise and to the point, although clearly that’s not our forté.
 
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OPENS SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER
4 CHILTERN STREET, LONDON W1
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As news dribbles out, we shall confirm it to you, our nearest and dearest. We have made a commitment to a permanent London space - not for the museum, but for its rambunctious little offspring known as The Gallery of Everything.

Located in a former barber’s shop in Marylebone, Central London, The Gallery of Everything is opening today - Sunday 25th September 2016 - and aims to be London’s first commercial gallery dedicated to non-academic and private art-making.
 
We intend The Gallery of Everything to be a home away from home, a notional museum HQ if you will, and most urgently, a venue for everyone to see strange and brillantine group and solo shows curated from our ever-growing roster of artists and non-artists.
 
Artworks will be offered for sale, with proceeds going to support the non-profit activities of The Museum of Everything. If you’re in the neighbourhood, fancy a cup of tea, can keep your cool while hob-nobbing with the stars, then head on over.
 
Admission is free - and always will be until a confirmed military coup.
 
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JOURNEYS INTO THE OUTSIDE
FROM 25.09.16 TO 20.11.16
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First up, a collaboration with our friend and mentor, the broadcaster and musical person, Mr Jarvis Cocker. Back in 1998 his shape-shifting documentary, JOURNEYS INTO THE OUTSIDE, put what was then dismissed as outsider art on Britain’s radar.
 
Together with his fearless sidekick, the filmmaker Martin Wallace, Jarvis introduced British viewers to a wily cast of characters, making cracking visual stuff not for the baubels, but for the impossibility of not doing so.
 
There was Howard Finster and his divinely-inspired finger, and the humblest of landscape architects, Nek Chand Saini. Jarvis met the friendly firebrand known as Reverend WC Rice, and tried endlessly to do the same with intense, starry-eyed and über-reclusive Chomo.

The film was a disruption, an alarm clock, a gentle wallop in the face for cosy modern and contemporary devotees. Which is why now, just a few decades later, we invite you to re-visit this gem with us in the comfort of our chic London hub.
 
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REV HOWARD FINSTER & MORE
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The Gallery of Everything will display over fifty objects from the original environments visited during the show. Works will be available for sale, be it for your own private collection or for the wall of a loved-one. The show runs until Sunday 20th November. We welcome all.

And we must thank the many who helped make this fast-tracked moment real, including Martin Wallace, Eve Stewart, Laurent Danchin, Kelly Ludwig, Norman Girardot, John Maizels, Shari Cavin, Aymeric Rouillac, Scott Ogden, John Ollman, Dan Smith, Phillip March Jones, Joëlle Jouneau and the Nicastro family and not forgetting Mr Jarvis Cocker himself, our heroic ally in outsiderism, without whom the museum may never even have had the idea to be a museum at all.
 
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LE FOYER DE L'ART BRUT
AT FRIEZE MASTERS 2016
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Inspired by a somewhat inappropriate asylum in the middle of last year’s Frieze Masters, The Gallery of Everything has returned to the fair with LE FOYER DE L’ART BRUT - an historical interpretation of Jean Dubuffet’s radical 1947 salon.
 
LE FOYER DE L’ART BRUT was the culmination of years of post-war travels and research by Dubuffet. Originally intended to inspire his own sponge-like creative practice, art brut soon became his life passion and a brand for all things anti-cultural.
 
The very first foyer was a bit of a secret, down in the basement of Galerie René Drouin. Originally helmed by the art critic and jazz-man Michel Tapié, it then blossomed into a travelling and evolving installation, masterminded by Dubuffet and his associates.
 
But don’t be fooled, the effect was monumental. Visitors included the likes of Joan Miró, Hans Hartung, André Lhote, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Cocteau, Tristan Tzara, Victor Brauner and that master of disaster, the MC of Surrealism, André Breton. 
 
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LE FOYER DE L'ART BRUT
AT FRIEZE MASTERS 2016
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LE FOYER DE L’ART BRUT at Frieze Masters will feature over a dozen original makers and do-ers discovered by Dubuffet in hospitals, farms, museums and bric-a-brac sales. Some works will be for sale, including an incredibly rare portrait of Tapié by the man himself.
 
The installation will be further contextulased by period publications, letters to and from the artist, plus an espcially comissioned essay by leading French academics on the evolution of LE FOYER DE L’ART BRUT and its place in art history.
 
We are being serious about this because, well, it is serious. This is a museum-quality presentation, which is why it was selected by Sir Norman Rosenthal for his Collections section of the fair.
 
We thank him and also la Collection de l’Art Brut in Lausanne, who have been an invaluable resource and support - and who will join us for a talk on the subject on Thursday 6th October at 3.30pm in the Reading Room at Frieze Masters (to attend click HERE).
 
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DUBUFFET: MICHEL TAPIÉ
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That’s it for now, but we do hope to see you. The gallery website www.gallevery.com is rather under-constructed at present, mainly due to a sudden and unplanned realisation of the lateness of the day.
 
That said, we are fully committed to communicating what we see as the many alternative histories of art, the ones which they pretend don’t exist when you wander into that monolith just south of the river.
 
But if you saw the spectacular Hilma af Klimt at the Serpentine Gallery, or the cosmic wonder of Georgiana Houghton at the Courtauld Gallery, or even the delightful survey at the College of Psychic Studies, you’ll know times they are a’ changing.
 
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SEEKING TRUTHS EVERYWHERE
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JOURNEYS INTO THE OUTSIDE
FROM 25.09.16 TO 20.11.16
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Yours in Everything,

The Museum of Everything
www.musevery.com


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