Outside In: Journeys Sotheby’s London, 11 – 19 January 2018/ In January, Sotheby’s galleries in New Bond Street will tell the story of the journey taken by Outside In so far and the dynamic roster of artists who have led the way. Highlights include James Lake’s life-size figure of a runner made entirely of cardboard, meticulous ink drawings by musician Nick Blinko and energetic paintings by Rakibul Chowdhury which combine everyday life with pop culture.
The ground-breaking exhibition will go on view from 11 – 19 January, open 9am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday.
Throughout its eleven-year journey, the objective of Outside In has remained the creation of a fairer art world – rejecting traditional values and institutional judgements about whose artworks can and should be displayed. Bringing together 2,500 artists worldwide, the charity’s diverse network gives an insight into the inspirations and imaginations of those who possess an extraordinary pictorial vocabulary and innate technical talent despite the lack of formal art training. Frances Christie, Head of Sotheby’s Modern & Post-War Art said, “We are very excited to be hosting this exhibition for a charity that does such critical work, supporting artists who otherwise might not have the opportunity to find their artistic voice and allowing them the freedom to unlock their talents – creating, along the way, works that I for one find hugely inspiring.” Marc Steene, Director of Outside In said, “As Outside In looks to the future, our exhibition celebrates some of the 5,000 artists we have worked with over the past eleven years. It points to a new and exciting future, where the charity will be able to continue and expand its vital work bringing to light and celebrating the talent of artists too often ignored and on the margins of society and the art world.” Details on www.sothebys.com