Thursday, March 28, 2013

Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan

Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan at the Wellcome Collection. "...Souzou is a word which has no direct equivalent in English but a dual meaning in Japanese: written in one way – 創造 – it means creation and in another – 想像 – imagination. Both meanings allude to a force by which new ideas are born and take shape in the world. In the context of this exhibition, Souzou refers to the practice of 46 self-taught artists living and working within social welfare facilities across Japan."


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