Remote-access Ryan coming to you live from a Kyoto internet cafe. I'm taking a break from buying WAY TOO MUCH manga and eating WAY TOO MUCH melon bread to post these details. I'll be back in the US on Tuesday, and will start posting pics soon after.
But first! Here are the press release details from this event-- Kago himself will be in attendance at the show, and I hear they're printing special t-shirts and selling original art (WHOA). I would love to see pics if anybody in Europe decides to attend!!
First European exposition at K-Space Amsterdam
Think of satire, extreme body distortion, art and sex and getting close to the bizarre manga world of Shintaro Kago. Manga is another word for Japanese comics. Manga as we know it existed after World War II and finds its origin in the old Japanese art. The work of Shintaro Kago can be seen for the first time in Europe in K-Space Amsterdam from April 24 until May 24.
Shintaro Kago calls himself ‘kisou mangaka’, what means bizarre manga artist. Because of his work in many ‘adult’ manga magazines he is not only very popular in Japan but is he respected in the whole manga world. Shinatoro Kago work differentiates from others manga artist because it is innovative and experimental. His style can be described as ‘fashionable paranoia’. Shintaro Kago makes you think and wonder with his ‘in your face’ paintings.
Shintaro Kago will paint his work live in K-Space. In the days before the opening he will make a mural. On April 24, Shintaro Kago will be at the opening and exclusive limited edition work is for sale.
K-Space Amsterdam is the lifestyle showroom and creative office of K-Swiss in Amsterdam. It offers a creative platform and exposition space. The K-Space philosophy is supporting and developing all kind of projects in music, art, film, culture, design, fashion and visual art. K-Space offers next to the newest sneakers and clothing a creative hangout where you can always walk in for a coffee, check your email, listen to the newest music, read magazines and books and share ideas!
Date: April 24, 2008 until May 24, 2008
Location: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 262, Amsterdam
Opening hours: April 24, opening exposition from 17:00-21:00
Other days: 12:00-19:00
Details on KSPACE blog