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Culture Operating in the Margins

Outsiders and marginalised groups making a cultural impact through music, theatre and film.

With Tina Daheley.

From China we hear the story of Li Zhong Dong, a so called 'outsider artist' who is gaining recognition for his work made from rubbish and other cheap materials.

How a nightclub called Mejunje - meaning potion - led the way in changing perceptions of gay people in Cuba.

Why the art therapy methods of Nise da Silveira have become part of public debate about the treatment of mental illness in Brazil.

Brothers Rene and Clifford, or Flash and Risky, discuss the prejudice they encountered growing up with albinism in Cameroon, and how they're using music to change perceptions of their condition.

(Photo: Artwork by Li Zhong Dong Credit: Han Yong)

27 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Jan 2016 22:32GMT

Beijing's first Outsider Art Festival

The Almost Art Project ran over 10 days last summer and presented work by over 50 artists. A book on Chinese outsider artists was also published to coincide with the festival.


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