Nakano and Art Brut
This project aims to transform the shopping arcades for which Nakano is known, into conveyors and conduits of cutting-edge art and a message of inclusion and understanding. Starting in 2010, large banners and posters of art brut works were displayed across areas of high-volume footfall, and this series of exhibits across Nakano has been a regular annual, ever-evolving fixture since.
Nakano is teeming with people, life and stories. Upon this rich background and tapestry, we place the fine works of art brut artists to communicate our message that regardless of age, gender, nationality or physical ability all art has the possibility to inspire and empower.
What is Art Brut?
“Art Brut” is a term given to art that is created by persons with no formal artistic training or intent. The term was coined by French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) around 1945. The French word “brut” means “unrefined” or “raw”.