Posts Tagged ‘exhibit’


Oct07

Public Functionary x TOMODACHI “Wash-i Room” Collab

2015 at 01:27 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Contemporary art space Public Functionary partnered with TOMODACHI to create a vibrantly colorful installation in…where else? The gallery bathroom. Dubbed the “Wash-i Room” (get it, wash room/washi tape?), installation artist Meepo created a dimensional, abstract design using Japanese brand mt tape that covered each wall and included designed panels inserted into a grid of mirrors. Even the soap dispenser got the washi treatment! Stop by the gallery this fall to catch an art exhibit and snap a selfie in the wash-i room (you could even win a PF t-shirt!).

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Oct07

TOMODACHI x mt tape Art Exhibit: Retrospective

2015 at 01:21 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Through the month of September, we had an amazing time hosting 19 local artists working in the medium of Japanese washi brand, mt tape. Each piece was more unique than the last, with artists creating everything from entire dresses made out of washi tape to design-based works, portraits, multi-dimensional pieces, installation art and more. Artists like Jennifer Davis and Michael Cina stayed true to their aesthetics, using mt tape to accent and embellish their beautiful, recognizable compositions, while artists such as Joshua Nelson and Lex Thompson chose to go more large scale, bringing a Minnesota wildlife themes into the equation for a fun front window display. We’re sad to see the work go, but happy to have collaborated with such talented artists — and hopefully helped them discover a new art medium in mt tape!

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Thank you to all the artists involved: Lex Thompson, James Rojas, Michael Cina, Bryant Locher, Samantha Rei Crossland, Christopher Straub, Jennifer Davis, Ashley Hay, Leekyung Kang, Jamie Owens, Rudy Fig, Christina Da Cruz, Caitlin Karolczak, Joshua Nelson, Emiel Gregor, Kao Lee Thao, Andi Hillestad, Chris Matta.

Thanks to Public Functionary, Professor Frenchy @ MCAD, along with our sponsors at Coca-Cola, SkullCandy, Masu Sushi and Robata, Fire Lake Grill House & Cocktail Bar @MOA, Shanghai Bistro, Wasabi Fusion, Freshens @MoA, Urban Decay Cosmetics, Sweetbella, and In-signity!

Special thanks to Kamoi Kakoshi / mt masking tape!

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Credit
Poster: Robert Johnston
Music: DJ Sally
Photos: Kate Iverson, Lex Thompson
Installation and set up: Mike Bishop

This show was co-curated by Public Functionary and Denny Park

More photos Click Here

Sep21

Art exhibit lets visitors control lasers with mind

2015 at 03:27 pm by admin | Comments Off

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A new kind of interactive art exhibit has opened up in London which lets visitors become the artists with simply the power of their mind! The new exhibit, titled “On Your Wavelength”, was designed by a team of professionals, including artist Marcus Lyall, composes Rob Thomas, and designer Alex Anpilogov, is a part of the recently opened Merge Festival in Bankside, London, and takes advantage of brain waves to paint out a light and sound performance. This is done by equipping the viewer with an electroencephalogram, or EEG, headset that detects electrical activity in the user’s brain. The headset is able to read mood and intensity of thought in the creation of the piece, displaying wildly different colors, sounds, and brightness with just a thought. With practice, users can decide which colors to display on the screen by putting themselves in the right mindset, creating a truly unique light show for every individual. The exhibit will be open for use until October 18th, making it an exciting attraction for both tourists and locals alike!

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Sep02

Murakami to host private art collection exhibit in 2016

2015 at 12:02 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Contemporary Japanese artist and pop designer Takashi Murakami, known for his colorfully unique style of art and sculpture, will be hosting his own private collection of artwork in an upcoming exhibition at the Yokohama Museum of Art in 2016! Titled “Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection”, the collection features a wide variety of works from artist over several eras whom have inspired Murakami and his works to this day. These include works from his modern pop movement artists like Yoshitomo Nara, Anselm Kiefer, Horst Janssen, Frank Benson, and Friedrich Kunath among others, as well as antiquated Asian art and artifacts, European pieces, folk art and crafts, and more. Through this exhibit of Murakami’s little-known personal collection, Murakami hopes to explore what art is, through a variety of aesthetic designs and approaches, and wishes for viewers to question art in a conventional as well as historical context. The exhibit will be hosted starting from January 30, 2016 until April 3rd, with tickets going on sale starting this October, so fans from all over the world can get excited to see what Murakami has collected over the years!

Aug31

Echigo Tsumari festival dots countryside with art

2015 at 01:15 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The sixth annual edition of the Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale in Japan has drawn international attention since its opening on July 26th, decorating the Niigata highlands with a wide variety of artwork and installation pieces. The Triennale is designed to be a return to the rural art festival, shunning glorified urban art exhibitions in order to reintroduce visitors to art in the environment. This year’s Triennale is bigger than ever, boasting 380 works from 350 different artists from all over the world, including new works from artists like Yayoi Kusama, Cai Guo-Qiang, Paola Pivi, Annette Messager, Shilpa Gupta, Tadashi Kawamata, Lee Bul, Shinji Ohmaki, Navin Rawanchaikul, and Noe Aoki.

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The works on display range from huge installation pieces to transformed barns, decorated train cabs, found art, optical illusions, and more. Along the way, visitors are encouraged to visit local cafés and enjoy the rural Niigata environments and atmosphere. Since its founding in 2000, the exhibit has been a huge inspiration for artists across the globe, and has spawned similar art movements in China and Thailand. The Trienalle will be closing on September 13th, 2015, so give it a look before it closes up for the year, or check out the event’s official website here!

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Aug27

Artist fills Covent Garden with balloon clouds

2015 at 10:26 am by admin | Comments Off

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Charles Pétillon, French fashion designer and installation artist, has brought his balloon art to the public for the very first time with his new cloud-themed installation piece! Titled “Heartbeat”, this giant expanse of white balloons has taken over the Covent Garden market building in London, England, and includes over 100,000 individual balloons! These balloons come together to form a weaving cloud form that hands over visitors’ heads as they shop and relax, and are illuminated from the inside to create a vivid display for spectators.

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The piece itself reaches over 54 meters, or 177 feet, in length, and will be on display until September 27th. Alongside the installation of “Heartbeat”, Pétillon also has a separate pop-up gallery near the Covent Garden which showcases his other work. These displays are set up in anticipation for the London Design Festival, which will open from September 19th to the 27th, making London a prime spot to see some awesome art in the coming months!

Aug25

KAWS collaboration exhibit coming to New Orleans

2015 at 10:44 am by admin | Comments Off

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KAWS, internationally acclaimed artist and designer, will be bringing his artwork to the Newcomb Art Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana this September, but he won’t be alone! The new exhibit, titled “A Shared Space”, will feature works from KAWS himself alongside worked from artists Karl Wirsum and Tomoo Gokita, both of whom have served as inspirations for KAWS. The exhibit will be adorned by KAWS’ 16′ Companion statue, and feature 17 works from KAWS, as well as 26 pieces from Wirsum and 9 from Gokita, all of which are from KAWS’ personal art collection. The exhibit will be open from September 9th, which will also host a live artist talk with KAWS on the opening day, to January 3rd, 2016, giving fans plenty of time to go check out his art collection. Be sure to check it out this September!

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Aug18

Tim Biskup to host exhibit in Hong Kong

2015 at 12:49 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Tim Biskup, internationally renowned artist known for both his painting and vinyl figure artwork, will be opening his first ever exhibition in Hong Kong later this month! The new exhibit will be titled “Space Madness”, and will feature a slew of brand-new works by Biskup, as well as a variety of his older work to debut in Hong Kong for the very first time. The exhibit will be located at the Kong Art Space gallery in central Hong Kong, and will open its doors from August 27th to September 27th. Check out some of the previews for his new pieces here, and make sure to keep your eyes open for when the gallery opens later this month!

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Aug06

TOMODACHI x mt tape Art Exhibit & Launch Party

2015 at 01:05 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Please join TOMODACHI at our Mall of America location for a special art exhibit and launch party featuring artwork created with Japanese washi tape brand, mt masking tape, co-presented with Minneapolis contemporary art space Public Functionary. Come down, celebrate with us and see some amazing artwork!

The TOMODACHI x mt tape exhibit will focus primarily on the use of the Japanese washi tape brand as a contemporary art medium. 18 artists were challenged to create an original piece that reflects their personal style, with a fun, pop art twist. From incorporating the tape into paintings, drawings or prints, to crafting wearable fashion pieces and facilitating in-store installations, the artists have been given free creative reign to produce vibrant, colorful works using this unconventional, dynamic material.

During the event, attendees will enjoy an interactive art activity with Los Angeles-based exhibiting artist, urban planner and Place It! innovator James Rojas, who specializes in educating people about the role that urban planning and design play in shaping how we live. Rojas will invite participants to decorate small cubes with mt tape that can either be incorporated into a mini-city installation or taken home as a souvenir. Learn more about James at www.placeit.org.

The event will also feature complimentary snacks and soft drinks sponsored by Coca Cola and TOMODACHI, in-store specials, hourly raffles and the delightful musical stylings of DJ SALLY spinning J-Pop, K-Pop and everything in between.

Participating Artists Include:

Lex Thompson
James Rojas
Michael Cina
Bryant Locher
Mike Davis
Samantha Rei Crossland
Christopher Straub
Jennifer Davis
Leekyung Kang
Ashley Hay
Jamie Owens
Rudy Fig
Christina Da Cruz
Caitlin Karolczak
Joshua Nelson
Emiel Gregor
Kao Lee Thao
Andi Hillestad
Chris Matta

Lex Thompson

James Rojas

Michael Cina

Bryant Locher

Mike Davis

Samantha Rei Crossland

Christopher Straub

Jennifer Davis

Leekyung Kang

Ashley Hay

Jamie Owens

Rudy Fig

Christina Da Cruz

Caitlin Karolczak

Joshua Nelson

Emiel Gregor

Kao Lee Thao

Andi Hillestad

Chris Matta

About mt masking tape

mt is a brand of washi rice paper masking tape produced by Japanese company Kamoi Kakoshi. It comes in a huge variety of colors, patterns, and styles, and is designed to be easily aligned and repositioned for use in crafts, interior decoration, art installation and design. Consumers and artists worldwide use the tape for a wide variety of purposes, ranging from personal projects to large-scale international art exhibitions. mt has collaborated with many designers, companies and museums throughout the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Anthropologie in New York City, the Maison & Objet in Paris, the Ambiente in Germany, Ikea Japan, Uniqlo Paris, Issey Miyake boutique and more. mt tape is currently carried in Minnesota by TOMODACHI and the Walker Shop at Walker Art Center.

This exhibit is presented by TOMODACHI & Public Functionary with additional support from mt tape & Coca Cola.

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Aug06

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 recap

2015 at 11:33 am by admin | Comments Off

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This year’s San Diego Comic-Con was bigger than ever, with dozens of new announcements on the latest movies, comics, toys, games, and more for fans all over the world! With a wide variety of companies and franchises showing off their new and upcoming products, there has been plenty of awesome news and information for visitors to chew on for months to come.

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One of the biggest attractions at the event was the Star Wars panel, which was held in anticipation of the new “The Force Awakens” film’s release this coming December. The panel featured an interview from the famous trio of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford, whom will reprise their roles as Luke, Leia, and Han in the new film, as well as the slew of new actors and characters. The panel also featured a surprise showing of a Star Wars-themed concert, complete with fireworks display, as well as new information and tidbits about the upcoming film. “The Force Awakens” will be the newest Star Wars film in 10 years, and will release in theaters on December 18th, 2015.



DC and Marvel were also present at the event, showing off new information and trailers for their upcoming superhero movies. Among these reveals was the first full-length trailer for “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, debuting a number of action scenes between the two titanic superheroes, as well as the first debut of Wonder Woman! Other releases include information on the upcoming Deadpool film, as well as “X-Men: Apocalypse” and other big-name films.

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A number of displays and exclusive figures were also available throughout SDCC, and covered wide range of franchises, including Mario Bros, Star Wars, Power Rangers, Dragon Ball Z, Game of Thrones, Dr. Who, Frozen, various Marvel and DC franchises, and much more. Virtual reality was also a large component of a number of SDCC booths thanks to the Oculus Rift, and companies like Mattel, Legendary Pictures, SyFy, and others took advantage of the newest technology to advertise their upcoming releases and products.

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With so many cool news announcements and releases, this year’s SDCC was just as amazing as fans have come to expect from the annual convention, and has left us all waiting in anticipation for next year!

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