How did Henry Darger, a janitor who lived as an outcast and died anonymously in 1973, become an internationally acclaimed figure of outsider art? His incredible story sheds light on multiple issues including how we define and identify artists, the complex relationship between mental health and creativity, as well as the question of elitism in the world of art.
OUTSIDER is a seven-part podcast series in which musician Philippe Cohen Solal addresses these issues and explores Henry Darger’s life in conversation with scholars, artists and art curators. Listen to the first episode right now : http://smarturl.it/outsider.podcast.en
This podcast accompanies the release of the OUTSIDER album by Philippe Cohen Solal & Mike Lindsay featuring Hannah Peel and Adam Glover. The album is available here: http://smarturl.it/outsiderdarger