New OUTSIDER Podcast interview on Revolutions of the Night

From ¡YA BASTA! Records: Last episode of the podcast series OUTSIDER, the amazing story of Henry Darger Mark Stokes is a filmmaker based in London whose documentary on Henry Darger, Revolutions of the Night, was instrumental in explaining who Henry Darger really was to a wider audience. In the final episode of this series, we…

Xavier Mauméjean’s ‘Henry Darger: Dans Les Royaumes de L’Irréel’

Xavier Mauméjean’s French biography of Henry Darger, ‘Dans les royaumes de l’irréel’ or ‘In the Realms of the Unreal’ is excellent. It would be a mistake to see the book as only of interest to a French-speaking audience. Despite the title of the biography, with its focus on Darger’s epic fantasy, the ‘Realms’ – Mauméjean’s sources…

Darger in Paris

Paris is the centre of Henry Darger-related activity at the moment – this event on Monday 12.4.21. premieres the new short film Outsider, inspired by Henry Darger, by Pascal Gary & Philippe Cohen Solal. Live from the MAM in Paris, in partnership with the Intuit Center of Chicago.

New French biography: ‘Henry Darger: Dans Les Royaumes de L’Irréel’ by Xavier Mauméjean

First impressions: The opening chapters of Xavier Mauméjean’s French-language biography ‘Henry Darger: Dans Les Royaumes de L’Irréel’ are compelling. Mauméjean’s love for Darger’s work is self-evident, and his approach thoughtful and evocative. Mauméjean draws on a wide range of writings including Darger’s autobiography, diary, and documents like ‘Predictions and Threats‘, rather than focusing exclusively on ‘In the Realms…

‘Chicago Calling’ Virtual Exhibit, featuring Henry Darger ‘ROTN’

‘Chicago Calling’ virtual exhibit at the Collection de L’Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland features self-taught Chicago artists Lee Godie, Mr. Imagination, Pauline Simon, Wesley Willis and Joseph E. Yoakum. At its core, there’s this stunning display of outstanding works by Henry Darger from the CAB Collection– together with an extract from Revolutions of the Night:…

‘Chicago Calling’ at Lausanne

“…the values celebrated by our culture do not strike me as corresponding to the true dynamics of our minds. Our culture is an ill-fitting coat– or at least one that no longer fits us.” Jean Dubuffet Extract from the lecture at the Arts Club of Chicago, December 20, 1951

‘La Révolution’ at the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne

Revolutions of the Night: The Enigma of Henry Darger– short version, French subtitles– forms part of Chicago Calling, an exhibition reflecting the city’s fascinating relationship with Art Brut and Outsider Art. Darger works from the fantastic CAB collection and from Intuit, as well as other self-taught Chicago artists Lee Godie, Mr. Imagination, Pauline Simon, Wesley…

‘La Révolution la Nuit: L’Énigme de Henry Darger’, France

‘Revolutions of the Night: The Enigma of Henry Darger’ aka ‘La Révolution la Nuit: L’Énigme de Henry Darger’ will be playing at the ‘Les Rencontres du film d’art’ festival in St Gaudens, France in Januaryhttp://www.lesrencontresdufilmdart.com/

Darger at Intuit

The availability of Darger’s writings in digital form at Intuit will be a fantastic resource. The writings are fascinating and varied, and we spent many months with the microfilms. ‘Realms of the Unreal’ alone is considered the longest work of fiction ever written, but there are many other writings besides ‘Realms’ which offer a route…