Representative of outsider art, “Yamanami Kobo” [I knew it! I don’t understand it exhibition] “Non” will be in charge of voice guidance.
NON” provided voice guidance for the exhibition “After all, I don’t understand” held in Oita Prefecture by Yamanami Kobo, one of the leading representatives of outsider art in Japan.
The Yamanami Studio’s works are included in world-class collections such as the Swiss “Art Brut Collection” and the French “ABCD Collection.
I don’t know what’s going on in my life” – The Honne of the Director of Yamanami Kobo
Period: February 5 (Wed) – 16 (Sun), 2020
Venue: Oita Prefectural Art Museum, 3F Exhibition Room B
Address : 2-1 Kotobuki-cho, Oita City, Oita Prefecture
Organized by: Oita Prefecture
（Oita Arts, Culture and Sports Foundation
About Yamanami Kobo:
Each person who attends Yamanami Kobo says, “Doing this makes me happy.” I am happy by doing this.
When you take a look at a “day in the life” at Yamanami Kobo, you will find that each person expresses his or her “special self” in his or her own way every day.
Some like to make something with clay, some like to draw, some like to sing or embroider, some like to talk, some like to be alone and quiet, some like to move around energetically, some like to stay still, and some like and are good at many other things.
However, in today’s society, it is difficult for many of these expressions to be paid for, and it is not uncommon for the value of the act itself and its essence to be lost.
To know each other’s differences.
To respect the values of each.
Let’s paint it the way we want to paint it.
Let’s make what we want to make.
Let’s live your life as you are.
What a joy it would be to be able to freely move toward one’s potential in a place where one’s true self is recognized and allowed to exist.
My colors, my shape, born in my daily life spent in my own way.
At Yamanami Kobo, we cherish the essence of each individual through various expressions, consider what sensitivity is and what richness is, and aim to expand each person’s potential and HAPPY infinitely.