Heart of Darkness: A Journey into the Dark Matter of the Art World
Gregory Sholette

A4, 18 pages, 2005

Where are the informal artists and what impact might they have on contemporary culture if any? And how would the hegemony of the art world be affected if scholars began to discuss the work of “Sunday” painters, amateur artists and hobbyists in terms similar to those used for “professional” artists? This essay was first published in the book Visual Worlds, John R. Hall, Blake Stimson & Lisa T. Becker editors, (NY & London: Routledge, 2005).