Background note from Kochi Biennale:
Outsider Art, here, denotes the art practice of persons with autism. They are not specifically trained in formal art schools, even as they have neuro-developmental disabilities and often deal with social exclusion.
The art they produce may be outcomes of their non-linear thinking, obsessive-compulsive nature, stimulus over-selectivity and other attributes peculiar to autism.
The ten-day exhibition seeks to give a platform to the artists to showcase their ways of seeing and expression to the world, and create awareness about forms of creativity that exist outside of art institutes and accepted norms.