You’ve come a long way, baby. What once started as a fairly intimate get-together between POW! WOW! founder, Jasper Wong, and some like-minded art friends in Hong Kong, has evolved into one of the world’s biggest art parties, that takes over Hawaii each year.
Well, it’s been five years since that first gathering in Honkers and now the contemporary street art and culture event is expanding to Taiwan. This May 28th to June 3rd, 2014, will see Pow! Wow! establish itself in Taipei for the first time and Taiwanese artists will have a chance to paint murals with internationally recognised creatives from across the globe. 2014 will be the biggest year for POW! WOW! so far, with events taking place in Hawaii, Taiwan, and Israel. Best of all, all events are free to the public, so if you need to escape the cold in Oz for an East Asian jaunt, now might just be the time.
Check the calendar of events below, imagery from the amazing roster of artists above and hit the POW! WOW! Taiwan Facebook page for more details.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS…
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014 to JUNE 3, 2014
Mural Painting of Taipei City by International and Local Artists
Featuring Aaron De La Cruz, Apex, Brendan Monroe, Bobo, Candy Bird, Cherng, Chou Yi, Colasa, CYH Jason, Dabs, Debe, Dzus, Easy, FlyFlyFly, Graphic Airlines, HANIBOI, INSA, James Jean, Jasper Wong, Jeff Hamada, Kleos, Kristen Farr, Kamea Hadar, Madsteez, Mr. Ogay, Reach, Rone, Saym, Seazk, Sheryo, Skewville, Smoky, Optimist, Will Barras, Woes Martin, Vita Yang, Xue, Yok, Zishi.
Locations: Yuan-Shan Riverside Park, Yuan –Shan Floral Expo Maji Maji, Datong University, YO Gallery, Taipei International Art Village, City Suites Building, Song-Shan Cultural Creative Park, Taipei Zoo, and Tungnan University.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014, 1 to 3 PM
Media Conference with POW! WOW! Artists
Location: Floral Expo Maji Maji
FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2014 6 – 9 PM
Skewville’s “Brooklyn Flavor” Opening Reception
Yo Gallery and POW! WOW! Taiwan features the acclaimed Brooklyn artist Skewville, who brings his authentic and original humor through repurposing urban material and creating in-your-face art. “Brooklyn Flavor” includes his innovative “Brooklyn Beef” series, which mocks the reuse of pop images as street art by creating images of actual beef. Exhibition runs between May 30 and June 22, 2014.
Location: Yo Gallery between Zhongshan MRT underground book Creative District B44 Street Fair.
SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014, 2 to 6 PM
POW! WOW! Street Art Panel Forum
Speakers include: Jasper Wong, Jeff Hamada, Candybird, CYJ Jayson Lee, Mr. Ogay, Vita Yang, and more.
Location: Taipei City Zoo, Panda 3F
SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014, 6 to 8 PM
“Black and Night” art exhibition by Evah Fan and Brendan Monroe.
Location: Shimokitazawa Generations
MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014 2 to 8 PM
POW! WOW! Finale Party
Featuring BHD, DJ EDS, DJ Ooh Child, Electro Summit Gun, Flux, How You Fu, LEO37, Orientone, RPG, Hanson and Smashregz.
Location: Yuan-Shan Floral Expo Maji Maji