Japanese architect Daigo Ishii takes the visual markers associated with Tokyo and applies them to images of other cities around the world. Originally produced as a video for this year’s Venice Biennale, you can check out gifs of Ishii’s “Worldwide Tokyo-lization Project” below.
I spent the last couple weeks of October out in Tokyo to be a part of the first-ever Pow! Wow! Japan event. Met so many amazing people, some whose work I’d followed for years (like Dave Kinsey), and all the art produced was incredible. This event continues to prove to me that the truly talented people in this world are all the friendliest too.
This enormous 12-storey mural above was painted by Case (who you might remember from our film, Heavy Dreamers) and it was kind of insane because he was only allowed to use the lift until about 3pm everyday because a bus had to park below. Not sure how he finished it in time but I believe he spent 47 hours on it total. He gets the award for largest mural in the history of the Pow! Wow! event.
Case and several other artists have travelled onto Taipei for the first of three city stops in Pow! Wow! Taiwan and many more have joined them.
Lots more images from Pow! Wow! Japan below.
Pow! Wow! Japan doesn’t officially start in Tokyo until October 17th, but things have already gotten started. Artists Mon, Bakibaki, Cook One, Usugrow, Dragon76, Luise One, Jay Shogo and Frankie Cihi just painted a big wall in Shibuya. Following the Tokyo event Pow! Wow! Taiwan kicks off October 31st in Taipei. Watch the video below.
Usugrow painting in Shibuya as part of Pow! Wow! Japan
The international arts festival, Pow! Wow!, has just announced their next two events will be back to back weeklong exhibitions in Japan and Taiwan, starting October 17th. The Asia Tour roster includes renowned artists Faith47, Kinsey, Fafi, Jeff Soto, Case, Kevin Ancell, Ben Horton, Naturel, and many others. Local artists, including one of my personal favourites, Usugrow (seen above), have already started on a giant mural in Shibuya in the lead up to the event.