Henry Darger at Home and at Work: Contemporary Authors and the Artistic Process

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 6:00pm

A collaboration between Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Arts and Chicago Underground Library for Chicago Artists Month

In tandem with this event, theater group The Anatomy Collective will have just over three weeks to develop an exclusive puppet show that blends the tracings, clippings, ephemera and writing generated and collected by Darger with the book collectively created by attendees of CUL’s panel. The resultant performance will showcase TAC’s talents and resourcefulness in a whimsical epic that re-interprets Darger’s (home) life and (studio) work and the readers and viewers it continues to inspire.

The Henry Darger Room Collection The artist and writer Henry Darger lived and made his studio in a modest one-room space in Chicago for forty years, but his creative expression encompassed an entire, fantastical universe. Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art invites viewers to come and experience The Henry Darger Room Collection, a gripping, permanent installation of the artist’s furniture, source material, art making supplies and select artworks.