Ron English’s East Meets West is spreading the gospel of Popaganda throughout Asia with multiple stops including Seoul and Bangkok. Here’s a look at the Thursday’s VIP Opening (5.4) of the Hong Kong event attended by numerous high-profile guests including none other than Michael Lau. The travelling exhibit features a retrospective of his culture-jamming billboard exploits, part of his counter culture legacy as the “Godfather of Street Art”. The faux marketing takes aim at corporate consumer culture from big tobacco to big pharma and of course, sweetly addictive breakfast cereals.
East Meets West also features a Black Light Magic installation, new MC Supersized paintings exploring Asian culture, and numerous appearances of the artists’ popular Cereal Killer characters—as life sized-sculptures and the new event exclusive blacklight editions of the new minis. If you’re looking for the latest Ron English lifestyle and art toy drops, the Pop Life gift shops at each stop have everything you need from new MC Supersized figures in communist garb to an amazing new blacklight grin featuring a Ying/Yang design. Hit the jump for more event photos.
The Qube at PMQ
35 Aberdeen Street
Central Hong Kong