Tuesday, July 07, 2009
"In spring 2009, Pictoplasma and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt hosted the PICTOPIA festival, the world’s first ever large-scale presentation and celebration of reduced and abstract character design and art.
Berlin was transformed into a character biotope and the meeting point for an international scene of designers, artists, producers and the public. At the heart of the festival was an exhibition which explored the huge diversity of the character universe, where artists remix and sample, condense the surreal and uncanny, inflate all proportions and stage bizarre rituals to introduce their characters into contemporary culture."
HAUS DER KULTUREN DER WELT, BERLIN
MARCH 19TH - MAY 3RD, 2009
Revisit Pictopia, the wolds biggest group exhibition on contemporary character design and art.
Including original work by: AJ Fosik, Akinori Oishi, Ben Frost, Borris Hoppek, Doma Collective, Doudouboy, Edwina Ashton, Friends With You, Gary Baseman, Golan Levin, Hideaki Kawashima, Ian Stevenson, James Marshall, Jeremy Dower, Juan Pablo Cambariere, Mark Ryden, Motomichi Nakamura, Nagi Noda, Olaf Breuning, Sam Gibbons, Shoboshobo, Tim Biskup, and many more…