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This website OEE texts presents articles and other informative texts about outsider art environments in Europe. My weblog Outsider Environments Europe , an inventory and documentation of these sites, mainly includes short, descriptive articles.

So OEE texts mainly includes interesting but in general somewhat long texts about these art environments, republished in agreement with the author and, if necessary, translated into english.

Environments in general

* text by CrAB, Collectif de réflexion sur l'Art Brut (2012)

* introduction for the General Assembly 2013 of the European Outsider Art Association

* conclusions of the very first meeting (Heidelberg, May 24, 2013) of this group founded by the European Outsider Art Association

* abstract of doctoral dissertation Patrimoines irréguliers en France et en Italie. Origines, artification, regard contemporain (Irregular heritages in France and Italy. Origins, artification, contemporary view)

* a review of the development of the inventory and documentation of Russian folk art environments until 2016

Specific topics

* a text (june 2013) in a series by the editor of this site

* a text (july 2013) in a series by the editor of this site

* text (july 2010) about Enni Id (Finland), Bonaria Manca (Italy) and Polina Rayko (Ukraine)

* program of the audio-visual festival on October 3, 2008, at the occasion of the publication of the last issue of this magazine

Environments as such, by country

Czech Republic

* text by his grandson Pavel Forman, "No Return", on the occasion of an exposition (Olomouc, 2009)


* text by Sophie Lepetit (2018)

* text by Olli Korhonen (2003)


* text by Jean François Barrat (2017)

* text by Sophie Lepetit (2011)

* text by Sophie Lepetit (2012)

Chomo, Village of preludian art

* text by Pascale Herman (1979), the "making of" and talks with da Costa and neighbours

* text by Laurent Danchin (2012) about the author of "Le Petit Paris"

Fouré, Abbé, The sculpted rocks

* interview (2013) by Monika Swuine with Joelle Jouneau, founder of the association "Les amis de l'oeuvre de l'Abbé Fouré"

* text by Michel Fressoz (2011)

* translation into english of the text carved into the floor;

Litnianski, Bodan, Garden of Wonders

* transcript of a 2000 video, with Morales talking about his sculptures

* text by Patrick Peccatte (2010)

* text by Yannick Rolandeau (2009) on Rapeau's creations and a movie that could not be made;

* text by Patrick Lepetit (2009), an introduction to Smilowski's life and work

* text by Alain Cadet (2010), an interview with Vanabelle


* text of the inscription on the exterior wall in Italian, with translation into englsh)


* transcript of a 2007 video, with Halman talking about his builded structure

* transcript of a 1992 video (on You Tube in 2012), with Ham talking about the structure he constructed

* report of a visit in 2010 by Oleksiy Kachmar and Julia Kysla

* transcript of a video (2009) with Leegwater talking about his creations

* transcript of a 2011 video, dealing with Ruurd Wiersma, his work and environment


* text by Amio Cajander (2010) on the origins, features, decay and present state of El Pasatiempo

Pujiula, Josep, Labyrinth environment

* manifest (2013) to save the environment


* text by Oleksiy Kachmar (2009) on Rayko's life and works;

* text by Julia Kysla (2009) on this personal museum about communism, crime and terror

United Kingdom

* text of an informative comment on the article about Dowdeswell by Macknight 131

* text of the introduction to his solo exposition in July 2010

More texts will follow. Comments and suggestions are very welcome (henkvanes(at)yahoo(dot)com)

Henk van Es