Date: 13 April (Tuesday)- 23 May (Sunday) 2010
Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00
Admission: Free of charge
Venue： 2F 208
A first in Japan! A commercial gallery supporting the work of artists with disabilities, led by Able Art Japan. A/A gallery will over the following year present a series of exhibitions of 8 different artists, each for a period of 6 weeks. The first exhibition in this series features the work of Yanagita Takenobu.
The lines which Yanagita Takenobu draws are full of warmth. His portraits are truly living creations. When you look upon these works you are embraced by them and given a feeling of comfort, soothing one's heart.
Takahashi Naohiro - Setagaya Art Museum Curator
Profile : Born 1980. Lives and works in Fukuoka city. Has been a member of Maruworks since 1999.
This new gallery which opened in April 2010 is the first of its kind, a commercial gallery promoting the work of artists with disabilities, taking on the role as mediator between artists, art work and society.
The organization behind the gallery "Able Art Japan" is an NPO established since 1994, with the purpose of creating a new value in society through the engagement of art and disability. For nearly 16 years the organization was based in the Polepoleza building opposite Higashinakano station. But now in being given the chance to move to 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Able Art Japan takes this opportunity to extend its activities even further in establishing a gallery, shop and artist studio.