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Yuko Hishiyama

ARTIST in Tokyo

Mesh People

PRESENTED ON SEP 26, 2012
IN TOKYO @ VOL 95

In her presentation, artist Yuko Hishiyama shares the striking work she's been producing, mostly in the form of sculptures made of aluminum mesh. The resulting "people" she creates have not only starred in their own shows, but have also been made to interact with other famous pieces.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 20, 2013.

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Symbolism

BY PAOLA VIADANA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 26, 2012

Paola Viadana is a painter and expert in languages, and is interested in art and primitive symbolism. She pursues ongoing research using art, and in her later works increasingly with the use of photographic instruments. Since 1996, she has participated in fifteen group exhibitions and five solo shows. (in Italian)

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The Virtue of Pissing Off People

BY CHARLIE WOLBORG
IN GRAND RAPIDS

Do people piss you off? Do you piss off people? Here's a presentation by Charlie Wolborg that tackles this odd -- and yet fun -- topic. (in English)

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UJINO

BY MUNETERU UJINO
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

The always inventive "tinkerer" Muneteru Ujino shares some of his projects, and takes us on a wonderful trip. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on June 19, 2013.

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FUN Gallery - Art from the Streets

BY BILL STELLING
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

A presentation by Bill Stelling of slides documenting the history of the legendary 1980s New York graffiti gallery. (in English)

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TechnoMacumba and the First PKN Rio

BY LEANDRO DAMASCENO
@ VOL 100 ON FEB 20, 2013

PKN Rio organizer Leandro Damasceno joins the Vol. 100 celebrations in Tokyo to talk about his experience of organizing the first PKN in Rio, and also talks about using technomagic to empower people.

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Process and Concept

BY VIVIANE LE COUTOIS
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 13, 2012

Viviane Le Courtois has been creating process-based and conceptual installations since 1989. Inspired by her surroundings and by consumer culture wherever she lives or travel, she creates installations using collected materials, sounds, videos, animation, lights, interactive elements, and series of sculptures. Viviane is also a curator, a teacher, and a world traveler. 

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Curiosity for Art

BY ERIKA WONG
@ VOL 101 ON MAR 27, 2013

With the honor and disapproving faces of the traditional Tiger Mother, a journey in poking prepackaged meats and fruits in the supermarket of a curious daughter.

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Inspiration Negates Advertising

BY KELLY LYCAN
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

Kelly Lycan, a loyal member of Instant Coffee, explains the artist's collective to manipulate the modal of advertising on buses and signs to incorporate cheerful art installations throughout cities. She highlights contributions from several artists and focuses on the goal of inspiring people in their daily lives.  

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What Does Tokyo Mean to You?

BY MAYKOL MEDINA
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Maykol Medina and Hiroaki Iwaki, creators of the Tokyo BitoBito Project, ask the question "What does Tokyo mean to you?" to 100 people in Tokyo over 5 months. With varied reponses such as "organized", "fun", "boring", or "a disaster", they attempt to recollect how people view Tokyo.