Edward M Gomez
Art Projects
Ensayos escritos en el año 2015      
“Adolf Wölfli,” brief essay, in French, about the Swiss art brut creator Adolf Wölfli (1864-1930) in L’imagier singulier de François Jauvion (Paris: Éditions lelivredart in collaboration with Galerie Hervé Courtaigne, 2020), p. 30. In this book, the French contemporary artist François Jauvion pays homage to the legendary self-taught art-makers in the canon of art brut and outsider art. Jauvion has produced his own drawing honoring the life and work of each artist, from such Europeans as Aloïse Corbaz, Wölfli, and the Facteur Cheval, to Henry Darger, Nek Chand, Scottie Wilson, and many more.
“The Life of an Anti-establishment ‘Rock Star’: In a first-ever biography of the recently deceased, Polish-born sociologist and theorist, there are lessons for creative people — and everyone else — about perseverance and personal truth,” review of Bauman: A Biography, by Izabela Wagner, a new book about the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, Hyperallergic, August 29, 2020.
“The Prison Drawings of Frank Jones,” critical essay about the life and work of the Texas-born outsider artist who died in 1969, published on the occasion of an exhibition of his drawings at Shrine, New York City, Hyperallergic, August 29, 2020.
“When Writing Has No Meaning: Scrivere Disegnando is an exhibition of more than 300 works produced by 93 artists whose subject is imaginary language,” review of the book associated with an exhibition at the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève in Geneva, Switzerland, Hyperallergic, August 8, 2020.
“A Triennale In Tune With Our Pandemic-Affected Moment: In the face of climate change, economic and political convulsions, and the coronavirus pandemic, it is our modes of living and of occupying our planet that we must urgently modify,” review of the 2020 Yohohama Triennale, Hyperallergic, August 1, 2020.
“Shaking Up the Ethnographic Museum: In a new book, the curator and art historian Clémentine Deliss proposes that ‘ethnographic’ artifacts be reconsidered, remediated — and maybe even returned to their original owners,” review of the new book The Metabolic Museum (Hatje Cantz, 2020), by Clémetine Deliss, Hyperallergic, July 18, 2020.

“Fighting to Save a Fringe Landmark: One of central London’s few remaining alternative arts venues struggles to survive in the face of a 333% rent increase,” report about the fate of the Horse Hospital arts center, Hyperallergic, July 4, 2020.

“Hauntingly Beautiful Photos for an Anxious Moment: On Instagram, Kana Hashimoto’s images of nocturnal Tokyo unwittingly capture the odd feeling of suspended time itself as the coronavirus pandemic drags on,” Hyperallergic, June 20, 2020.

Review of Le Livre de Pierre (Paris: Éditions Alia, 2020), a new book about the life and work of the Italian art brut creator Fernando Nannetti (1927-1994), by the art historian and curator Lucienne Peiry, a former director of the Collection de l'Art Brut museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. On RAW VISION’s website, June 2020; forthcoming in RAW VISION (U.K.), issue no. 106, summer 2020, print edition. PDF here, in English and French.

“Malcolm McLaren’s Life of Chaos, Music, and Art: In a new, in-depth biography, Paul Gorman offers a vivid portrait of the postmodernist impresario who conjured up punk’s angry pose, the Sex Pistols, and much more,” Hyperallergic, May 23, 2020.

“The Media’s Brave New World: Two new books focusing on journalism and news, and on how they are delivered, offer expansive visions of what ‘the media’ have become,” Hyperallergic, May 9, 2020.
“How Alexander Calder Made Modern Art Move: In the second volume of a definitive biography, the art critic Jed Perl recalls how the innovative artist revolutionized sculpture,” Hyperallergic, Apr. 25, 2020.
“A Photographer’s Travels Across the Real American West: In a new book, the photographer Peter Kayafas captures the contemporary soul of a region long obscured by its own enduring myths,” Hyperallergic, Apr. 11, 2020.
“A Soaring Visionary of Afrofuturism and Black Power: In Atlanta, the pride-affirming work of the African American self-taught artist Charles Williams comes into focus in a new, well-researched exhibition,” Hyperallergic, Mar. 28, 2020.
“The Art of Perception: In a new exhibition, the Chinese artist Guo Hongwei uses watercolor to vividly depict nature’s forms — and gently tease the eye,” Hyperallergic, Mar. 14, 2020.
“Issei Nishimura’s Soulful, Expressionistic Art: Intense and deeply personal, the Japanese self-taught artist’s work, now in its first-ever New York solo survey, defies easy labels,” Hyperallergic, Feb. 8, 2020.
“Keeping It Odd — and Real — at the 2020 Outsider Art Fair: With a broader, more international scope, this year’s gathering will offer fresh discoveries at every turn,” Hyperallergic, Jan. 11, 2020.