'Banditi dell'Arte'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jun 30, 2015

'Banditi dell'Arte'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

June 26-July 20 "Banditi dell'Arte" is Italian for "Bandits of Art," a title given to this exhibition by curator Gustavo Giacosa, who chose it because the term "banditi" usually refers to a lone wolf, or unconventional practices. The artists featured in the exhibition have not been ...

'Art Brut of Shiga'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Feb 26, 2015

'Art Brut of Shiga'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

March 3-15 During the postwar era, many social welfare establishments were created in Shiga Prefecture, including the child welfare facility Omi Gakuen, which was founded by Kazuo Itoga, Ichiji Tamura and Taro Ikeda in 1946. One of the then-unique activities of Omi Gaukuen was the ...

Art from the margins of society

Events / Events In Tokyo Aug 13, 2014

Art from the margins of society

by Masami Ito

A show of brilliant color combinations, unusual shapes and a creative use of materials, "Art as a Haven of Happiness" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum showcases the work of artists with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Free of any fixed ideas or concepts ...

'Art Brut Japonais'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Sep 25, 2013

'Art Brut Japonais'

by Jordan Sievers

This exhibition already won high praise at its initial 2010-11 showing in Paris. Art brut, like outsider art, refers to creations by those who typically lack any traditional or extensive artistic training, though it more specifically refers to those using art as some form ...