Last month, the POW! WOW! crew completed the first leg of their Asia tour by hitting up Tokyo with live art, installations, and musical performances. The inaugural edition of POW! WOW! Japan featured work from Mark Dean Veca, Case, Colasa, Cook One (seen above), Kamea Hadar, Frankie Cihi, Jay Shogo, Hitotzuki (Kami & Sasu),Luise Ono, Dave Kinsey, Fafi, Ben Horton, Usugrow, Yoshiyasu Tamura, BAKIBAKI, Takizo, andShizentomotel. As we speak, a new set of artists have moved on to the second part the event – POW! WOW! Taiwan (more on this later).
ART OF THE SELFIE
Ah, the selfie. A modern, yet age old, phenomenon made rampant by the everflowing increases in technology and photo-snapping smartphone devices. While some argue that selfies border on a mental condition—Selfitis—driven by a constant hunger for attention and lack of personal intimacy, others say it’s simply a form of expression, one practiced by all inquisitive walks of life for centuries. Painters used them as documentation, early muses used them as reference— read the interview from tapestry artist Erin Riley via the link below.