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Dear Children of the Sweetcorn,

!! WAKE UP !!

You only have two weeks - do you hear us TWO WEEKS - to hop on the high-speed Thalys train and see the goddamn greatest show since time and space and art first began (and which also happens to reside in rosy Rotterdam).
 

THE KUNSTHAL OF EVERYTHING
MISS IT & LIVE IN DARKNESS
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FOR TWO WEEKS UNTIL 22 MAY
THE KUNSTHAL OF EVERYTHING

 

Yes it's true. The Kunsthal of Everything is almost over. 

All things must pass, as George didth say, and so like wind we too. The ebb, the flow, like wonton soup, we are heated and ready, to take-away.

So we won't talk about the thousands of artworks or the hundreds of artists, we won't bore you with the journey of a lifetime or the meanderings of a design of which we, the Everythings, are the scribes.

No, we shall say instead that we await you, that we haven't seen you, that your absence is our sadness, that there is still time for change.

Here's today's menu:

  1  SUPERSTAR TALK THIS SUNDAY ONLY
  2  THE FINAL WEEKEND OF EVERYTHING
  3  NEW REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD COME
  4  THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF EVERYTHING
  5  SOME OTHER CRAP TO DISTRACT YOU

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THE SYMPOSIUM OF EVERYTHING
STARRING JEAN-HUBERT MARTIN
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SUNDAY 15TH MAY @ STEDELIJK
FOR DETAILS JUST CLICK HERE

 

For those who prefer their art wordy, this weekend there are talks aplenty - click HERE to find out more. 

In particular, we shall draw your attention to our Kunsthal Rotterdam discourse on Saturday 14th May at 2pm - and, as if that were not enough, at 3pm on Sunday 15th May a star-studded Stedelijk debut in Amsterdam featuring that pioneer of the anti-pious, architect of Les Magiciens de la Terre, on-screen lover of Dali, Picabia, Boltanski and other non-verbal verbage ... Jean-Hubert Martin.

So that's:

  - Sarah Lombardi, curious chef de maison at la Collection de l'Art
    Brut;
  - Beatrix Ruf, internationalist director of the Stedelijk Museum;
  - James Brett, over-enthusiastic founder of The Museum of Everything;
    +
  - Jean Hubert-Martin, genre-defying curator of Les Magiciens de la   
    Terre
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Together they shall discuss whether it is time to let 'em all in, Paul McCartney style, or one love it, Bob Marley style, or tear down the walls, Roberta Smith style. The talk might be a fist-fight for it is tentatively titled THE END OF THE GHETTO?

Is it? Will it be? What the hell we are talking about? For a bit of context, please click HERE. For details on the talk, please click HERE.

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THE WEEKEND OF EVERYTHING
MASSIVE DISCO, FREE STUFF
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BE THERISH OR BE SQUARISH
SATURDAY/SUNDAY 21/22 MAY

 

We do not know what we will do for the final weekend of The Kunsthal of Everything but it will be MASSIVE

Celebrities (partially unconfirmed) who may attend the endless and fruitless debauchery include:

Beyonce, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Daft Punk, Kofi Annan, Charles Aznavour, Melinda Gates, Prince Edward, the entire British ski bob team, Halle Berry, Jean-Claude Juncker, Dolly Parton and friend, Michael Caine, Slavoj Žižek, The Who, Caitlin Jenner, Renzo Piano, Ivanka Trump and Miley Cyrus

For updates of who's on our guest list for The End of Everything Weekend Extravaganza, please click HERE.

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AT THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING
ARTISTS ARE FROM EVERYWHERE
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THEIR ILLUMINATIONS BREATHE
BUT ONLY FOR TWO MORE WEEKS

 

We weren't going to go on and on and on, but we changed our mind because of more phenomenal pheremonal artists we may not have mentioned yet. After all, they are the reason to come, so let's not forget:
 

    from THE OLD COUNTRY
  - the encyclopaedic weather diaries of fearsome watercolourist
    Viktor Kulikov
  - the chequeuerboard perpetual mobiles of DNA portraitist
    Leonid Lugovykh
  - the starstruck photocopied collages of performative
    astrologer Aleksandr Medvedev-Petrov
  - the reconstituted rituals of lyrical landscape gardener
    Vasily Romanenkov

    from THE NEW COUNTRY
  - the twisting energy transmissions and healing machinery of
    Emery Blagdon
  - the illuminated flakery of microscopic icicle pioneer
    Wilson Bentley
  - the hand-carved devotions of hair-clipping historian
    Elijah Pierce 
  - the immaculate scrimshaw and seat-folding woodworkery of
    Hosea Hayden

    from THE FAR COUNTRY
  - the feted felted fabrics of graphic articulator Junko Yamamoto
  - the miniaturised fetish-dreams of secretive illustrator
    Toshiro Kuwabara
  - the blazing glories and colour-wheel populus of puppeteer
    Makoto Okawa
  - the slip-slidy body-hugging outline-slopping wrestlers of
    Tomiyuki Shinki

    from THE WIDE COUNTRY
  - the curving ladies and firey spirit-speak of feather-painter
    Hector Hyppolite
  - the impossibly organised everyday pictograms of down-under
    draughtsman Clive Collender  
  - the silhouetted populations and myths of sculptural Haitian
    historian Georges Liautaud
  - the factual re-tellings of the Native American narrative by
    Okiciza Tawa aka JAW

    from ACROSS THE SEAS
  - the fictional reality landscapes of retired world-traveller
    Joseph Yoakum
  - the silent touchable ceramic cameras of sightless visionary
    Alan Constable
  - the cigar-smoked Washington politics of Cubano musician
    Felipe Jesus Consalvos
  - the recycled way-indicating personages of our dearest departed
    Nek Chand Saini

    from THE HEAVENLY SPHERES
  - the voice-instructed pyramidal paradigms of miracle miner
    Augustin Lesage 
  - the diminitive gods and inky forests of never-forgotten poet
    Vladimir Isaev 
  - the spirit-inflected riffs of jazzed-up art brut mailman
    Raphaël Lonné
  - the bold primary spaceshots of earthbound Armenian Charlie Besharo

But there are more, so many more. To refresh your mind, to meet all the artists in Exhibition #6 click HERE or take a little wander to our website: www.musevery.com/exhibition6/artists.

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THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF EVERYTHING
COULD YOU BE CROWNED OUR WINNER
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DODGY PHOTOGRAPHY NOW MANDATORY
BEST PHOTO TO BE SELECTED ON 22

 

The Museum of Everything has decided to lift its lifetime ban on amateur photography and invite YOU to participate in The Photographers of Everything
 
As you walk through the show, snap away - not selfies, but close-ups, dutch angles, weird through-shots, blurred nothings, then post your brilliances online using #musevery.

Anyone caught not taking photographs will be forcibly expelled from the exhibition and taxed on their worldwide earnings for seven generations. So don't risk it, charge up your cheap iPhone knock-off and start snapping
TODAY.


The top five photographers selected by the museum's parents will receive a slightly soiled copy of Everything #2 absolutely FREE - and the best photographer will receive a full set of The Catalogues of Everything: all three volumes AT NO COSAT ALL and worth almost double the national deficit of Chad. 

Get inspired and check out our images HERE or at 
www.musevery.com/exhibition6/photos.

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THE KUNSTHAL OF EVERYTHING WELCOMES ALL
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visit 2,000 square metres of Everything
27 rooms + 121 artists + 1,500 artworks
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take a train from Paris: only 2.5 hours
or take one from London: only 3.5 hours
or from everywhere else: no time at all
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IT'S MUCH CLOSER THAN THE USA OR RUSSIA

 

And so dear friends, we hope you know by now that outsider art does not exist, that art brut is a nonsense, and that categories are catch-alls to describe messy human behaviour.

So as always, we welcome you not with some antiquated notion of the other, but in celebration of the we, the us, the democracy of the creative gesture and the universal right to artistic equivalence.

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING LOVES YOU
AND ACCEPTS YOU EXACTLY AS YOU ARE
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AS LONG AS YOU COME TO VISIT TODAY
OR BEFORE SUNDAY THE 22ND MAY 2016


Yours in Everything,

The Museum of Everything
www.musevery.com

PS If you can’t take the heat, then get out of the parlour HERE.


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