“Monster Exhibition”

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poster for “Monster Exhibition”

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hpgrp presents the the fourth edition of its MONSTER Exhibition! Founded in 2011, the exhibition is the result of an open call competition for artistic responses to the great Eastern Japanese Earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Artists were invited to submit mediums ranging from paintings, sculpture, illustration, to architecture, video and graphic design. From the submissions, thirty-nine artists have been selected to show their work in an exhibition that opened in Shibuya, Tokyo and will travel to hpgrp GALLERY in New York from October 1st to 7th.
The theme of “KAIJU” applies the Japanese pop tradition of the giant kaiju monsters as a metaphoric celebration of the
triumph of human and artistic spirit in the wake of disaster. Artists were free to interpret the theme however they like, with many responding to the recent earthquake in Kumamoto. In the MONSTER exhibition we see not only expressions
of grief, but also expressions of humanity, activism, and self-expression.

Taro Igarash is a professor of architecture at the Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. He was the Artistic
director of 2013 Aichi Triennale.
Yuji Kaida is an illustrator known throughout the world for his work on “Godzilla” and “Gundam”.
Keiko Sano is a curator at the AXIS design museum in Tokyo.
Ichiro Ocochi is a writer for animated features. His credits include “Gundam”, “Planetes”, “Code Geass”, and “Lelouch
of the Rebellion”.
Takayuki Fujii and Kentaro Totsuka are curators based in New York.

Masami Yoshimoto, MADOKA, Masaki Iwabuchi, Miya Katayama, Senhiko Nakata, Kaede Nanbu, Masahide Kobayashi,
Yone Yonemoto,Shinsuke Taira, Takahiro Kitamura, Tomoaki Matsumoto, Leo Chibana, Yosuke Muraishi, Nahoshi Tanaka, Hiroki Mori, Saori Ehara, Yoshiaki Komatsu, Ayano, Yoshida, Ayaka, Hayaki Nishigaki, Akaike Ryoto, Shinji Makino, Emiko Maruyama,
Miku Soda, Koichi Nakata


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