Art & Design

Output from Japan

12 - 16 February 2011

Short Introduction of NIMO

 New Ikebukuro Montparnasse Organization (NIMO) is NPO group for independent artists established at February 2010. The organization is officially supported by Tosima-ku Tokyo Japan from April 2010, and our members are composed by artist, crater, and musician at any genre. NIMO’s main activity is organizing art event for our members and support each artists to develop and enhance quality of Japanese art culture.


 NIMO is inspired by Ikebukuro Montparnasse, artist village existed around 1930s in ikebukuro city Tosima-ku Tokyo. During the 1930s many young artists set up studios in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district, and many avant-garde artists worked together and developed Japanese art culture, artists including Saburo Aso, Masaaki Terada, Shunsuke Matsumoto, Iwami Furusawa, Ichiro Fukuzawa, and Kikuji Yamashita. Our activity aim to reproduce the artist village with our artists to contribute enhancement of Japanese artists motivation and development of Japanese art culture.



Exhibition Experience in London


 The group exhibition in London is our first project in the foreign country. The main aim for this group exhibition is to provide experience and opportunity to have inter-cultural communication at artistic area for our artists. We believe that it is great opportunity for our artists to see reaction from audience in London and we hope that it will be chance for artists to express themselves to the world with through their artwork, also to get some inspiration from their experience.


 The concept of our group exhibition would be “ out put from Japan”, in the other word, the concept is committed to each participating artists. In this group exhibition, there are almost 30 artists at many genres, such as painting, fin art, sound art, photograph, ceramic art, illustration, calligraphy, and sculpture. We would like to our audience to enjoy their free expression, also find some consistency from their art works. We hope that this exhibition will develop some rapport between our audience in London and Japanese art.


Admission Free

12 - 16 February 2011
Crypt Gallery, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BA


New Ikebukuro Montparnasse Organization (NIMO)