Japan Hosts Transformers-themed Art Exhibition

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  1. Foster

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    (Thanks to SydneyY for the translation!)


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    The first ever "Transformers" themed modern art exhibition!

    TransformART
    - Transform Art Exhibition -

    2008.8.8 - 8.31
    Art Centre Ongoing (Kisshoji) *<- name of a suburb in an city outside Tokyo Metro area*

    >About >Access >Contents >Introduction of the artists

    About;
    This summer, between August 8th (Friday) ~ August 31st (Sunday), we are to hold the first ever exhibition of "Transformers" themed modern art with the complete co-operation with TakaraTomy Co. Ltd.
    "Transformers" is created by a Japanese toy manufacturer, TakaraTomy Co.Ltd (Takara Co.Ltd at that time).
    Since its creation in 1984, the toys and the cartoons have been distributed in over 180 countries in the world, and they have sold over 5 hundred million toys. (Transformers) are the most well known form-shifting robots in the world.
    Also recently, they expanded their global fanbase after the record success of the live action movie by Dreamworks.

    "TransformArt" exhibition is going to feature the must-see creations from the up-and-coming artists who were familiar with the Transformers toys in their childhood.
    The location is the art facility , Art Center Ongoing, which has just been opened this spring.
    There will also be the exhibition of Transformers toy concept art and the toys themselves in their historic order. Such treasures are provided courtesy of TakaraTomy.
    Don't miss this summer's "transforming" art scene!

    Contents;
    Exhibiting of art created by the artists who have grown up with Transformers toys and cartoon
    Young and capable "Transformers generation" artists explore their individual concept based on Transformers with paintings, visual, graphics, music and installation.

    Exhibiting of related materials which can't be viewed elsewhere
    Courtesy of TakaraTomy, the original art and concept sketches used for the product development are to be shown for the first time.
    Transformers toys in their historic order.

    Live performance and talk show (panel discussion);
    8/9 (Sat) Opening reception. Live performance by electric band "Heavy Kream"
    8/23 (Sat) Panel discussion. With Mr. , the chief of TakaraTomy Transformers development and Shogo Hasui, the designer.
    The art centre's site
    Art Center Ongoing - Gallery

    also reports exclusive T-Shirt (limited to 100)
     
  2. Josh

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    sounds like a neat thing!
     
  3. frenzyrumble

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    man, there's gotta be some cool stuff there. sounds like another reason to visit Japan...
     
  4. dilectus

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    this is absolutely infuriating, considering i JUST got home from Tokyo. Ugh....
     
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    That sounds hot. I'm speechless. *Glares at Hasbro.*
     
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    Goddamit, I woulda loved to have seen this.

    Better than that one idiot who smashes 'em up and mixes the pieces around. What a jackass.

    I KNOW WHO YOU ARE, SCOTT CAMPBELL.
     
  7. Bumble Prime

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    yeah that guy making sculptures out of junker scorponoks was a joke....

    This seems much more promising
     
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    I would so go and see this if it wasn't 5852 miles away.
     
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    Those japanese are soo lucky! :tongue: 
     
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    I would love to go see this anytime it is in the US and...also closer to were I live....cause of gas prices and everything.
     
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    Not based on the pictures they have up. An upside down couch in front of a TV playing episodes of Transformers? Yikes.

    Folks seem to forget that "modern" and "art" put in the same sentence means, pretty much, "crap."
     
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    This would be amazing to see.
     
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    Hardcore. They will throw some great shows.
     
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    I can't believe I've never seen multiple Transformers set up in a transformation sequence like those Starscreams.
     
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    Someone needs to ask for an official statement of the status of the molds they have access to, whats lost/workable etc.
     
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    Ask who? The artists? How is this relevant?

    Also, anyone complaining that this kind of thing doesn't happen in their area should do something about it. Art exhibitions don't just 'happen', their proposed. rather than just showing artwork online, you can get together and put on a show. Propose it to Hasbro, they might go with it. It's a good idea.

    Simply complaining about the lucky Japanese isn't going to make it happen.
     
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    Boy, I was kind of hoping for original art interpretations, not bunches of statically posed figures along with pieces using mangled Transformer bodies to create ugly art that has nothing to do with Transformers.

    Color me disappointed. Then again, I usually find that for every one piece of modern art that actually I like there are ten I find horrendously boring, stupid, or hideous...often all three.

    --Moony
     
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    Awesome!! That will be a true gift for fans.
     
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    going.
     

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