Lectures and Interviews

Outsider Art Fair Talk: Transgression and Taboo in Outsider Art


Jan 29, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Featuring Michael Bonesteel, a leading author and expert on Henry Darger, art dealer Marion Harris, who has brought the work of Morton Bartlett to international acclaim, and renowned artist Joe Coleman, this panel, moderated by critic and curator Carlo McCormick, will present a risky conversation on the outré within outsider art, and consider what place this kind of work now occupies in a body politic increasingly defined by a new social consciousness and sensitivity.

Trigger Warning: The material that will be discussed arises from private desires and urges that are not considered appropriate or normal by conventional societal standards. The panel will deal with these issues in a nonjudgemental spirit of tolerance, but is not recommended for those who may find non-hegemonic perspectives on sexuality or violence disturbing.

Image: Henry Darger "At Wickey Sansinia Christians come to rescue," watercolor, pencil, collage, and carbon tracing on pieced paper, 19 x 44.75 in., c. 1940-1950

The Lydian Spin: Joe Interviewed by Lydia Lunch


Performer and artist Lydia Lunch interviews Joe for her podcast, The Lydian Spin

Joe on Mike Safo podcast


Joe sat down with Mike Safo, host of the “Mike Safo” podcast and Joe's good friend, true-crime writer, Harold Schechter for a few drinks and a few laughs. It’s a long form conversational hangout podcast where he sits down with athletes, authors, celebs and fascinating people.

The Doorway to Joe: The Art of Joe Coleman


The Doorway to Joe: The Art of Joe Coleman
Thursday, July 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Green-wood Cemetery Brooklyn

A Conversation with the Artist

Renowned iconoclast and painter Joe Coleman sits down for a conversation with Harold Schechter, professor of American literature and popular culture at CUNY’s Queens College. The reception will include an exclusive sneak peak of the upcoming feature documentary about Joe.

This program is presented in partnership with Morbid Anatomy.

Joe Lecture at Miskatonic Institute


In this unique live conversation moderated by film writer and producer Heather Buckley, Joe Coleman will investigate a series of films and the ways that concepts of high and low art intersect in and around them. The first will be Gerald Kargl’s Angst (1983) and JohnParker’s Dementia aka Daughters of Horror (1955) —exploring the serial killer story. Godard’s Alphaville (1965) and Ed Wood Jr.’s Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) —a comparison of cast and similar iconography over both works. Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch (1969) and Charles Brabin’s Beast of the City (1932) —a look at the depiction of violence; realism vs expressionism. And finally, an exploration of autopsy as performance and in cinema, the trained hand vs. the Outsider.

For more info and tickets: HERE

Date(s) - Tue. Sep. 11, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Film Noir Cinema

Heather Buckley, Joe Coleman

$12 advance / $15 door

Killing Time: The Chronology of Creativity in Outsider Art


Joe Coleman participates in a panel discussion on Time and Outsider Art as part of the programming related to the annual New York Outsider Art Fair.



TV documentary directed by Jörg Buttgereit. "Monsterland journeys through time and around the world, exploring diverse monster types, from the origins of the latex monster in devastated postwar Japan to the aliens and serial murderers of 1980s American cinema, and on to the rise of King Kong's digital descendants in the face of 21st-century terrors." Joe appears as a talking head.

Lecture at Mind States Conference


Costa Rica, Central America.

"Original Sin" lecture and film screening


during “Original Sin” exhibition, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT.

Lecture followed by performance by Hasil Adkins


American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore.