TOKYO Search Results: “Contemporary Art”

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From Japanese Graffiti to Drain Spotting

@ VOL 71 ON MAR 31, 2010

Remo Camerota takes us through his brilliant book on Japanese graffiti, and on to his follow-up release (which wasn't out at the time this presentation was done) on Japanese manhole covers, titled Drain Spotting. Remo currently has a Kickstarter campaign for a new project.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 9, 2013. 
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Contemporary Architecture

@ VOL 73 ON MAY 26, 2010

Hans Demarmels is the founder of World Architects, a site that has turned into the biggest online resource for architects the world over.
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Before and After Superflat

@ VOL 93 ON JUN 27, 2012

Adrian Favell talks about his new book, "Before and After Superflat". It is about how the views of Murakami, Nara, and other artists of the superflat movement have shaped the world's modern artistic vision of Japan today.

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Contemporary Maori Art Forms

@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Natasha Perkins and her team created a structure and is inspired by the New Zealand Maori practice of weaving.. Their structure is recyclable and was created using interlocking pieces, and was meant to be a place of thought, inspiration. Watch to see how they did it.

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Project Andarilha


"Design is an instrument to tell stories, connect people, and to translate the everyday."

In Project Andarilha from Tokyo's Brazilian Lifestyle Powered by PechaKucha, graphic designer Ana Luiza Gomes Pereira dedicates herself to researching Brazil's traditional art and culture and in doing so, she launched a project called Andarilha, a content research and curating online platform that aims to register, preserve, and disseminate the stories of rural people who create inspired-by Brazilian culture. The goal is to identify modern "Andarilhas", artists who are inspired by their own rode's life story, those who look at culture and heritage with very contemporary eyes. Having herself lived all over rural Brazil, she believes these people and their stories have the ability to unite creative manifestations from all corners of Brazil.

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Imagining the Unthinkable, Creating the Unimaginable

@ VOL 142 ON DEC 14, 2016

"It's the clouds, it's the grass, it's the scars on someone's face... My inspiration comes from various places.."

In Imagining the Unthinkable, Creating the Unimaginable  at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 142, Sculptor Morgan Robinson goes into depth about his source of inspiration, studio practice, and the outlet for his work. He finds the process/challenge of making his art more important than the actual pieces he realizes through the contemporary, non-figurative expressions that he creates using wood and metal.

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Square Brilliant

@ VOL 143 ON JAN 25, 2017

現代絵画美術に真正面から取り組む美術家の 小左誠一郎さんが、 ご自身の制作、作品や活動を熱く語ってくださいます。

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Culture Factories and the Contemporary Production Line

@ VOL 150 ON SEP 27, 2017

Improvising musician Petter Frost Fadnes talks about his fascination for cultural factories, DIY spaces and the underground art scenes. As an active performer in these spaces, he explains how his music is affected and inspired by these culture-infused surroundings.

即興演奏家のPetter Frost Fadnesさんは、カルチャーファクトリー、DIYスペース、アングラアートシーンの魅力について語ります。 こうした場所を拠点に目覚ましく活躍する演奏家として、Petterさんに音楽がどのように影響を与え、彼自身がこれらの文化が吹き込まれた環境からどのようなインスピレーションを受けているかを披露します。

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@ VOL 153 ON DEC 13, 2017

"The people that I love the most are the hatarakimono..because they are the people who provide for this amazing Japan."

In HATARAKIMONO PROJECT from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 153, KNARF showcases his tape-o-graphic portrait documentary about the busy bees of Japan. Manually processing his work with packing tape (+ anything from hardware or office supply stores), KNARF applies the principles of “BRICOLAGE” to photography, a contemporary Art movement born in NYC in the early 2000’s. His works adopt a “READY MADE”, “ARTE POVERA”, “D.I.Y.” aesthetic that straddles between a recent analogue past and an extreme technological present.


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Infinite Forms, Infinite Possibilities

@ VOL 154 ON JAN 31, 2018

『装い』の新しいかたちを提案する黒津 小百合さん。輪になったドレス!?装いとはあなた次第。答えは無限です。

Fashion artist Sayuri Kurotsu believes that the contemporary "dress" does not have to be limited to any one form. Thus this Wednesday, she will be showcasing dresses that will allow anyone and everyone to choose and decide for themselves the forms they prefer.



SITEWIDE Search Results: “Contemporary Art”

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Exhibition "Design Ah!" Channel

PechaKucha teamed up with 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT as part of the "Design Ah!" exhibition to produce two special events on March 23rd. One for kids, where they made and presented their 20x20s in an open workshop. The other for 'grown-ups' was part of Roppongi Art Night, and featured an inspiring lineup of design talent.

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EU-Japan Fest Channel

EU-Japan Fest supports artists and communists in culture and the arts, arranging exchanges between Europe and Japan in this fields. Most of these activities revolve around the European Capital of Culture initiative. Funding is provided through members of the business community and EU member country ambassadors to Japan.

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New Town Art Gallery
in Williamsburg, Virginia
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art event, canal art in Nagoya
Libby & Jo Modern Art
Artists/Designers, Modern Art in Lancaster
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Public Art in Genova
Nevena Nikolic (Nowlove Art)
Artist, NowLove Art in Mount Riverview
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Miami @ Miami Beach Convention Center
Dec 03, 2009


Miami @ Florida International University--College of Architecture + the Arts' Miami Beach Urban Studios (MBUS)
Nov 20, 2013

Miami @ Interactice Art Fair - Downtown Miami


Tijuana @ Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Apr 26, 2014


Seattle @ Olympic Sculpture Park PACCAR Pavillion
May 21, 2014


St. Petersburg @ ЦПКИО им. Кирова
Aug 10, 2014


St. Petersburg @ Музей современного искусства ЭРАРТА
May 27, 2015


Memphis, TN @ Crosstown Arts
Feb 25, 2016


Ufa @ MIRAS art gallery
May 12, 2016

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Creyendo en Fantasmas

@ VOL 6 ON FEB 20, 2010

Angélica Teuta revives forgotten practices in image-making to create intriguing atmospheres in a fresh and powerful way.

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@ VOL 5 ON JUN 27, 2014

Mujer.NODO toma a las mujeres como puntos de conexión de la red del arte, que se conectan entre sí a través de la red de Internet.

 Pretende así generar todo un contenido discursivo que parta de ellas de manera igualitaria, las dé voz y voto y suponga un nuevo referente que permanezca en el imaginario de todos.

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@ VOL 12 ON APR 16, 2015

"CAMPO" means countryside in Spanish. But also field. Yet, the project presented by Felipe Guerra is about an even broader meaning: it is about issues concerning both the contemporary arts and architecure, like space, how it's shaped and how it shapes us.

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400 Seconds of Art

@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

“It is said that one of the biggest forms of intimidation for a painter is an empty canvas”

In 400 Seconds of Art from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 10th volume, speaker Sandy Saad discusses her relationship with art. A lover of all things art – she enjoys experiencing and sharing with others the many ways art inspires her. From abstraction to mark making, she shares about how we engage with art and learn from it.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 9th, 2017. 

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Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

"How do you log off in the real life? How do I separate from my digital self? I think you have to be unconscious."

In Art and Virtual Reality: Staging the Real with Accessible Technology from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 11, Ronnie Clarke is an artist focusing in media and performance, whose current work addresses the body, the self and social relationships in physical and digital spaces.  Her talk brings art and accessible technology together to question what it means to be present and to really interact with one another.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016. 

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An efficient break

@ VOL 12 ON JUL 12, 2016

Thomas Tudoux's artistic research takes multiple shapes (drawing, video, text, installation...) and is essentially about the hyperactivity of our society.
For this teaser as fun as normalized that is the PechaKucha, Thomas Tudoux decided to present some works who's talking about the efficient break !
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Between Art and the Everyday

@ VOL 15 ON JUN 15, 2017

Cristina Rinaudo explores how typographic installations elevate the ordinary - a search for the familiar in contemporary art.

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The Changing Role of the University Art Gallery

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 29, 2017

Indra Lacis, Curator + Art Historian : Contemporary Art and Community - The Changing Role of University Art Gallery

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The Sound of Blooming: Outdoor Art Installation by Space frames and Multi-motor Units

@ VOL 39 ON OCT 20, 2018


Based on the concept of “hybrid,” LuxuryLogico is created by four contemporary artists born in the 1980s: Chih-chien Chen, Kun-ying Lin, Keng-hau Chang, Geng-hwa Chang, known by their lighthearted style that centers on the idea of “DELIGHTFUL WEIRD-LAND.” Inspired by natural environment, tackling thoughts and ideas that filled the spectacles of contemporary society, integrating modern technology and cultivation of humanities, representing their ideas via “music,” “visuality,” “installation,” and “text,” their works of fantasies manifest in various forms and genres, including drama, movies, dance, architecture, pop music and economic behavior. Given force by the unceasing integration, LuxuryLogico comes into being. 



Chang Keng-Hau (1980-2018)

2007   Master, Graduate School of Arts and Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2003   Bachelor, Department of Sculpture, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan 

Chang Geng-Hwa

2002~  Graduate School of Arts and Sculpture, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2002   Bachelor, Department of Sculpture, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

Chen Chih-Chien

2007   Master, Graduate School of Arts and Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2003   Bachelor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

Lin Kun-Ying

2007    Master, Graduate School of Arts and Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2003   Bachelor,Department of Applied Art / Department of Applied Music, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan



2010  Treignac Projet, Treignac, France


Selected Performance

2013  “Sin City” Performance, Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2012  “M” Interdisciplinary Performance, private studio, Taipei, Taiwan

2011    “Equal” Interdisciplinary Performance, Hua-Shan Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2010  “Day” Interdisciplinary Performance, Hua-Shan Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012    “Fruition – Fulfill Arts”, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

2011    “We will fly no matter what”, Taishin Bank Tower, Taipei, Taiwan

“Dot.Dot.Dot”, MOT/ARTs, Taipei, Taiwan

2010  “Traveling, Here!”, National Central University Art Center, Taoyuan

“Dust”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan

“Project Woodpecker-Teignac Projet”, Treignac Projet, Treignac, France


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018  “RE:ART—from waste to art, 2018 Taoyuan Industrial Art Festival”, Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan

         “The Hidden South”, Dawu, Taitung, Taiwan

2017  “Very Sustainable—Environmental Revelation”, MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China

2016  “Sailing in the Dark Cave—The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  “Life in between Delight and Discomfort”, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea

      “Regeneration Movement: Rethinking Technology in the Digital Age”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

  “The Way Things Go”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2014  “Asia Triennial Manchester 2014”, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, United Kingdom

      “Yuejin Lantern Festival”, Yuejin Park, Tainan, Taiwan

2013  “Everyday Life—2013 Asian Art Biennial”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

 “FASCINATION / IMAGINATION”, K11 Art Mall, Hong Knog, China

 “Landscape of Spectacle”, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

 “True Illusion, Illusory Truth—Contemporary Art Beyond Ordinary Experience”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2012  “Seed Project IV—Transcendence of Illusion”, Art Arch, Taipei, Taiwan

      “Yes, Taiwan—2012 Taiwan Biennial”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

“Crush on EMU”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

“The First CAFAM Future Exhibition”, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

“2012 Very Fun Park”, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

“Cun—Chang Kuang Bin’s Painting v.s New Media Art from Taiwan”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

“Down the Rabbit Hole”, The White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia

“Visual Vertigo—New Works by Six Taiwanese Media Artists”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

“Transjourney – 2012 Future Media Festival”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2011  “Vision of Nature: Lost & Found in Asian Contemporary Art”, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

“2011 Taipei World Design Expo”, Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2010  “Time Unfrozen - From Liu Kuo-Sung to New Media Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

“Re-shaping the History”, National Convention Center, Beijing, China   

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PechaKucha x Art Basel Miami Beach

This year's Art Basel Miami Beach is set to take place December 3-6, and we're very happy to note that a special edition PechaKucha will be held during the event. "PechaKucha: Contemporary Art & Social Media = Network & Networth" will be held on December 3 from 18:00, moderated by PKN Miami organizer Carl Hildebrand. Here's a link to a PDF with the full schedule.

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Art Basel Miami Beach + PechaKucha

Back in December of last year, PKN Miami organizer Carl Hildebrand produced a special edition PechaKucha event in collaboration with Art Basel Miami Beach, with the topic of social media and contemporary art. A video of the event has now been put online. Presenters include Dylan Fareed, Ben Davis, Lori Faye Fischler, Leyden Rodriguez, [dNASAb], and Jody Turner.

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Art in Japan After 3/11

Art is Powerful or Powerless? That's one of the questions that Tokyo Art Beat's Tomomi Sasaki and Xin Tahara try to answer in this presentation that looks at the Japanese art scene post 3/11. It was recorded at the last month's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 83.

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PechaKucha Night Istanbul MIXER Special: “Contemporary Art in Places through the Eyes of Architects”

  Ready to new PechaKucha Night Istanbul Special. What is relationship between modern art and architecture? An architect should have good look point of wiev. You are invited to PechaKucha Night Istanbul MIXER Special: “Contemporary Art in Places through the Eyes of Architects” organized by 34Solo for Mixer. Experienced architects will be challenged to speak to 20 images x 20 seconds each on the intersections between architecture and contemporary art. Architects will decorate places they choose with artworks from Mixer Open Space and justify their decisions to the audience. Presentations will be in Turkish. Doors will be open at 7 pm and the presenters will be announced on the event page. For more:

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PechaKucha Night Istanbul MIXER Special: “Contemporary Art in Places through the Eyes of Architects” was held

  PechaKucha Night Istanbul MIXER Special: “Contemporary Art in Places through the Eyes of Architects” was held on 29 April, Tuesday night. Presenters decorated places they choosen with artworks from Mixer Open Space and justify their decisions to the audience. It was really excited. Art, life and architecture come together for this special PechaKucha Night Istanbul. You could check our photos from the great night on See you next events, if you will be in town. Please join and follow  us!  

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Art & the Places We Inhabit

From 3D printers to software, contemporary artists have numerous tools at their disposal.  Designer, artist, and Adjunct Professor at Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, LSU, Justine Holzman shares a few of her projects and collaborations and discusses the detailed processes behind them. In "Art & the Places We Inhabit" from PKN New Orleans Vol. 12 we see her interest centers around the relationship between clay and landscape and the similar processes used to sculpt and modify both. 

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When Art and Science Collide

“I wanted to learn the beautiful mechanism of the universe, nature, and life. So i studied biology and chemistry in my university. And that’s when i thought ‘how cool would it be to integrate all of this into art?’” In When Art and Science Collide from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132,  contemporary artist and science researcher Yoko Shimizu details her work. One may think that art and Science are total opposites but not Yoko. She finds that the beauty of the scientific principles that surround us to be timeless, limitless, and inspirational. Yoko –who has won many awards her scientific artworks– creates installations that integrate both art and science.

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400 Seconds of Art

“It is said that one of the biggest forms of intimidation for a painter is an empty canvas” In 400 Seconds of Art from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 10th volume, speaker Sandy Saad discusses her relationship with art. A lover of all things art – she enjoys experiencing and sharing with others the many ways art inspires her. From abstraction to mark making, she shares about how we engage with art and learn from it.

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Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits

"What I love about the medium, is that it’s innate honesty. A drawing lets slip its own history."   In "Fragility, Flowers and Contemporary Portraits" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 18, Greer Townshend shares her passion for and practice of drawing.  Her work is frequently underpinned by the concept of fragility, whether related to the process of memory, language or the self. Greer's practice combines portraiture and elements of nature, inferring an inherent connection between the two, and denoting life cycles. Greer will be talking about her take on ‘creating’ contemporary portraiture including her current fascination with all things 'flowering'.

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Calling all Visual Artists!

This PechaKucha Islamabad event is geared towards throwing the spotlight on visual artists from the Capital. Islamabad is home to several art galleries including the National Art Gallery, which has a Sadeqain Gallery, among other great pieces of art. This city by the Margallahs has its own distinct flavour of visual arts and its time to experience it!  If you are a budding or blooming artist from Islamabad, young or established, with your own art studio, then this event is for you. If you are interested in talking about your art and studio space with us and network with other likeminded artists, respond to this open call. Get in touch with the team at Kuch Khaas with a few images of your work and/or studio along with your bio on We look forward to hearing from you soon! PechaKucha is a fun format and our team will fill you in on the details, so hurry up and get in touch! Friday 19th January is the last date for responding to this call. For details, visit: