POW! WOW! Hawai’i 2018 is a wrap and I can’t say mahalo enough to all that make the POW! WOW! machine run so strong. So very honored to be a part of the extended POW! WOW! family and to be able to bring out members of our Thinkspace Family each year makes it all the more special.
Special thanks to Jasper, Kamea, Gress and Amy for being so amazing.
This year we invited out James Bullough (who collaborated with Ricky Watts), Dulk, Icy and Sot, Laurence Vallieres, Sandra Chevrier, Tran Nguyen and Spenser Little. To say we are proud of them and the works they created while on the island would be a vast understatement. Each embraced the POW! WOW! spirit and energy in a big, big way. So happy to have them all a part of our Family and looking forward to big things ahead with each in the coming years.
A big shout out goes to the POW! WOW! Hawaii B-Team squad of Christopher Konecki and Carly Ealey who came out to hang on their own dime and ended up rocking two incredible walls during the fest. The first of which is shared below. They just finished the other in the wee hours of last eve (pic to follow soon). So rad to have them both out on the island!
‘POW! WOW! Exploring The New Contemporary Movement’ Curated by Thinkspace
Taking place at the Honolulu Museum Of Art School as part of this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii Mural Festival.
On view February 3 through February 24 with an opening reception on Sunday, February 11 from 5-9PM with all of this year’s POW! WOW! artists attending. Come celebrate with us!!!
Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
*Across the street from the main museum
For the fifth iteration of Thinkspace’s special exhibition in tandem with POW! WOW! Hawai’i, we have curated a group of just over 50 local and international artists to act as a small survey of the burgeoning New Contemporary Art Movement for art lovers on Oahu and the world over via social networks like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
“With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art, and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,” – Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner
Featuring 2×2 foot (24×24 inch / 60x60cm) works from:
Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker
Dalek (aka James Marshall)
Henrik Aa. Uldalen
Icy and Sot
Nicolas Romero (aka Ever)
Stella Im Hultberg
Pow! Wow! has grown into an international movement bringing their vision of art and collaboration to cities around the world. Yet, it is Pow! Wow! Hawaii that has an electric energy that can’t be measured as the heart beats harder at home. We are honored to have taken part in Pow! Wow! Hawaii for the fourth consecutive year and we still have some amazing pieces available. Big mahalo to all that make Pow! Wow! Hawaii happen!
Redefined Media did a fantastic job capturing the weeklong event and what Pow! Wow! is really all about.
Video directed by Andrew Tran of Redefined.Media in collaboration with Cory Stephen Martin.
Additional Footage from Jonas Maon.
ODESZA – Kusanagi
Nomadic Firs – Cover Bombs (ODESZA Edit)
Steve Aoki – Just Hold On
Thinkspace Family artist Cinta Vidal completed a stunning mural at the Honolulu Museum of Art during Pow! Wow! Hawaii this year that we were honored to curate. The above video documents the creation of this mural in addition to an interview with Cinta about her inspiration. We’re excited to see Cinta Vidal in action again in a few weeks as she works on a featured installation for Juxtapozed at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
Artists were asked to contribute 12 x 12″ pieces leading to a visually conforming display of works. Rounding things out was a showcase for Shok-1 (seen below) and a Homer Simpson x Banksy parody installation by Oak Oak (seen above). – Arrested Motion
Pow! Wow! Exploring The New Contemporary Art Movement is only a few days away and as of 2:00 pm our mainland feet will have touched the sweet island soil. We’re so excited to be returning back to paradise and working with the fantastic people behind Pow! Wow! Hawaii to curate our 4th exhibition at The Honolulu Museum of Art.
Check out the awesome press coverage our preview has received so far from…
Our friends and founders of POW! WOW! Hawaii (and beyond), Jasper Wong and Kamea Hadar, are featured on NBC Asian America’s new series Self-Starters. We’re thrilled to see them featured in this short documentary for the Self-Starters series, and are excited to be seeing them soon in February for The 4th Annual ‘POW! WOW! Exploring The New Contemporary Movement.