Obey Giant vs WK Interact "East/West Propaganda Project"
In its efforts to foster talent among young artists from Japan and abroad, Tokyo Wonder Site has held street painting sessions and Hip Hop projects, treating graffiti and club events as familiar and important parts of our culture. For this exhibition, together with Agnès B, TWS Shibuya is exhibiting a set of collaborative works made by two internationally active artists, Shephard Fairey aka Obey Giant and WK Interact.
With both of these artists coming from a background of making works filled with visuals that transcend the already visually saturated, sign-filled urban environments they both come from, the works on show in this exhibition have been made to the theme of "propaganda".
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Japan Times Art Brief
By Donald Eubank
When the mysterious U.K. street artist Banksy instigated a series of pranks last year that lead to a slew of articles and an exhibition in Los Angeles, street culture -- once again --- gained art world cred ...
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