Sep 30, 2013
Looking back at the Monsters and Misfits III Exhibition
On September 16th, Tomenosuke and Circus Posterus continued their fine tradition of having top-flight Western artists exhibit their toy-centric work in Japan with the opening of Monsters and Misfits III. Held at the Kusakabe Folk Museum in the ancient city of Hida-Takayama, this year’s exhibition featured work from Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Chris Ryniak, Amanda Louise Spayd, Andrew Bell, Doktor A, Ragnar, Carisa Swenson, and Stan Manoukian.
While we didn’t make it out to the show, Tomenosuke posted several videos about the exhibition including a look at the packed opening which began with a traditional tea ceremony enjoyed by the visiting artists and attendees. The concept of showcasing art toy sculpture in a traditional Japanese setting remains powerful, as seen in the installation shots (after the jump). While the exhibition closed on 9.26, many excellent pieces are still available from the exhibition web site as well as the exhibition catalogs and the GID sofubi set. Here’s hoping for a M&M IV…
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