A group exhibition entitled, “Hokkaido Art Brut Exhibition” will be held at the 2nd floor of Cross Hotel Sapporo from January 14th to March 31st, 2017, as MACHINAKA ART-X edition vol.23 which has been held by the hotel and Clark Gallery + SHIFT.
Art Brut is an art by artists who received no formal art training, such as those with disabilities, and the interest is growing toward the Paralympic Games in 2020. Originally, with or without any disability, it includes expressions in general, created freely on how they feel about the subject, but it is usually regarded as art of handicapped people in Japan. This exhibition will also be held with the cooperation of the “Hokkaido Art Brut Network Council“, a connecting artists’ activities by handicapped people in Hokkaido.
This exhibition will show case unique art works by artists from Hokkaido Art Brut, with the coordination not from a museum nor a support center for people with disabilities, but from the modern interior of the hotel. Aside from the unique surprise to the visitors of the exhibition, the various guests can also see the beautiful art works and it can be a great opportunity for them to know about Art Brut.
Participants: Katsuya Uesugi, Yota Ebiko, Kanako Tayu, Katsuhiko Teccigawara, Hiromi Matsushima, Akina Miura, Yukitoshi Yoshida
Special Participants: Reichi Hayashida
MACHINAKA ART-X edition vol.23
“Hokkaido Art Brut Exhibition”
Date: January 14th – March 31st, 2017
Place: Cross Hotel Sapporo
Address: North 2 West 2, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
Organized by Cross Hotel Sapporo (Planning department +81 11 272 0051)
Curation: Clark Gallery + SHIFT
Supported by Hokkaido Art Brut Network Council, Machinaka Art
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi