Archived entries for events

HBTV: POW WOW Hawaii

If you haven’t seen the Hypebeast TV video series on POW WOW Hawaii yet, then you should watch it now. A good time is guaranteed. Peep the links below:

Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3

If you fancy donating to make POW WOW Hawaii 2012 happen, then mosey on over to Kickstarter. We love you, especially me!

- Jasper

Art (UN)Fair

Our friends are throwing an exhibition as a reaction to the heavy finance oriented nature of art in Hong Kong. Show your support by going to the Art (UN)Fair at the Rat’s Cave on May 28, 2011. More details and images after the jump.

- Jasper

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Mano Y Mano Process

Here is a taste of what it took to make Mano Y Mano a reality. Lots of paint and a lot of laughs.

- Jasper

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Mano Y Mano Recap

Mano Y Mano opened last week to a resounding success. Aaron De La Cruz and Samuel Rodriguez’s unique styles both clashed and banded together to create an installation that was a breath of fresh air to the city. The art carried to the outside of the gallery and brought a bit of California and Mexico to old Hong Kong. Visitors stopped by throughout their visit to witness the work taking shape. Wide eyes were aplenty.

- Jasper

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Mano Y Mano

The actual spelling for this popular saying is ‘Mano a Mano’, usually meaning to fight someone ‘toe to toe’ or ‘one on one’. However, for Aaron De La Cruz and Samuel Rodriguez, this is an exhibit of collaboration and not competition. ‘Mano y Mano’, for this show means ‘hand and hand’, emphasizing the collaborative effort and their shared cultural roots and style. Both artists being of Mexican descent and introduced to art through graffiti in California.

The two became familiar with the term ‘hand-styles’ or ‘hands’ referring to one’s graffiti tagging-style. A tag to them is the root of graffiti, because it is the base for even the most elaborate pieces of graffiti. It is also the part that instantly shows one’s signature or mark. This is something that can instantly tell a story about an artist’s identity, and is both sophisticated and primal.

Recognizing and displaying these beginnings is important, but not the main influence of this show for each artist. They have both since been exposed to many other influences and cultures in design and illustration. Both agree that graffiti alone is not their voice. This show will display new marks they have made ‘Mano y Mano’ on their artistic identities.

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Idealistically Hypocritical

The opening of Ogi’s inaugural show in Hong Kong was a complete success. Idealistically Hypocritical 7 brought fresh air to the Hong Kong Art Walk and people turned up in droves to appreciate Ogi’s unique combinations of figurative and abstract work.

- Jasper

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