Gutai Bijutsu Kyokai (Gutai Art Association) was founded in 1954 in Ashiya, Japan,
based on the philosophy that art should be an embodiment of the free spirit.
Since then, the “GUTAI” Art Group has been a source of great inspiration
for contemporary art both in and outside Japan.
With this legacy, the Ashiya Art Project or AAP was created
to inherit GUTAI’s philosophy in today's world and pass it on to the next generation.
From GUTAI’s birthplace in Ashiya, we strive to explore the roles and possibilities of artwhereby the “free spirit” pursued by GUTAI is to guide us all the way
from the past to the present and on into the future.