Art Brut in Nakano, Tokyo -Exploring creativity and imagination with no boundaries- The city as art gallery

Art Brut in Nakano, Tokyo
-Exploring creativity and imagination with no boundaries-
The city as art gallery

Starting from February 1st, the shopping areas of JR Nakano station north exit will be transformed into an art gallery. Many large banners and poster reproductions of Japanese art brut will be displayed across the Nakano 'Sun Mall' shopping arcade, and also the now world-famous mecca of animation and modern art fusion, the Nakano 'Broadway' shopping mall, thanks to the enthusiastic support of the management of both shopping centres. The JR Nakano station north exit district will become an outdoor art gallery, exhibiting some very exciting and relevant art. Please come down and take a stroll through 'the city as art gallery'. Watch a new form of culture begin to take shape here in Nakano before your very eyes. We look forward to seeing you!

◆Art Brut Exhibition - Nakano Sun Plaza
Venue: Nakano Sun Plaza - Ground floor Lobby, The 'Nakano Manga Art Court' (Formerly the Momogaoka Elementary Schoold)
Date: Feb 1, 2014 (Sat) - Feb 16, 2014 (Sun)
Time: 10:00 - 18:00 (close at 15:00 on last day only)

An Opening Event will be help on Feb 1 (Sat) from 12:00 - 13:00 at Nakano Sun Plaza ground floor lobby.

◆ 'The City as Art gallery' Art Brut Exhibition - Nakano 'Sun Mall' shopping arcade and Nakano 'Broadway' shopping mall
1) Venue: Nakano 'Sun Mall' (To be hung from the arcade roof as a 'sky gallery')
Date: Jan 25, 2014 (Sat) - Feb 24, 2014 (Mon)

2) Venue: Nakano 'Broadway' Shopping Mall (to be exhibited in the building stairwell areas)
Date: Jan 28, 2014 (Tue) - Feb 28, 2014 (Fri)

Please also come and see Dr. Kenneth Arnold, Head of Public Programmes from the Wellcome Collection, London make a special presentation regarding the attention garnered by Japanese art brut in the UK following the hugely successful 'SOUZOU Outsider Art from Japan' exhibit held there from March - June 2013.

Presentation Title (Tentative): 'The effect of Japanese art brut on the UK'
Dr. Kenneth Arnold
Venue: Nakano Central Park South, Congress Square B1 - Convention Hall A/B
Date: Feb 11, 2014 (Tue)
Time: 14:00 - 15:00 (Doors open 13:40)
The presentation is free, but please do make reservations in advance, as available seats are limited to 200.
Please telephone, fax or e-mail either of the following:
Social Welfare Organization AISEIKAI
Telephone - 03-3387-0082
FAX - 03-3387-0820
e-mail - kikaku@aisei.or.jp