THE ART NEWSPAPER Vol. XXI, No. 233

Revolutions of the Night: The Enigma of Henry Darger Directed by Mark Stokes. One of the most celebrated “outsider” artists, whose work has fetched close to $100m, Chicago hospital porter and recluse Darger would almost certainly have been forgotten about after his death in 1973 had it not been for his landlord, photographer Nathan Lerner,…

Darger Preview in Paris

‘Profitable Day for a Lost Child’ (Detail) Henry Darger Revolutions of the Night: The Enigma of Henry Darger previews at Galerie Christian Berst, 3-5 Passage des Gravilliers, 75003 Paris on September 14. The documentary is to be shown as part of Travelling Brut #1, the gallery’s inaugural film season, and the screening followed by a Q&A with director…

Darger in Washington, DC

A special preview screening and discussion chaired by David L. Downing PsyD, ABPP with director Mark Stokes at the American Psychological Association’s 119th Convention in Washington, DC. The annual convention of the American Psychological Association is the largest gathering of psychologists and psychology students in the world, which each year attracts 12,000 – 15,000 or…

REVOLUTIONS OF THE NIGHT: THE ENIGMA OF HENRY DARGER Musings on the Film, by David L Downing, PsyD, ABPP

Revolutions of the Night: The Enigma of Henry Darger, is a documentary that, in its elegant compositional structure, evokes the world of the film’s subject:  the ‘outsider’ artist, with a history of psychiatric institutionalisations, who lived ‘out’ his entire life, literally, on the ‘outside of’ the everyday, taken-for-granted world of lived-experience that most of us…

Filming Henry Darger

Extracts from the forthcoming Henry Darger documentary are to be screened at two events: A presentation on the life and work of Henry Darger at The Intuit Gallery in Chicago, in conjunction with the Chicago Circle of the Ecole Freudienne du Quebec, which will include a conversation with Kiyoko Lerner, on Saturday 14 November: http://www.gifric.com/ecole-cercles-chicago.htm…

The Lights of the City

The recent exhibition ‘Nathan Lerner: The heritage of the Bauhaus in Chicago’ at the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme in Paris was the first French retrospective of the artist, designer and photographer. The links between the two continents, Europe and America, implied in the exhibition’s title, were constants throughout Lerner’s life and work. The…