We hope you are strapped onto your seat! 3 days ago right HERE we gave you a little taster of tomorrow’s Toy Art PH’s Her Turn: Mariko Custom Exhibition at #TAPh2020.
TTAPh2020 Toy Festival is about to kick-off and the “Toy Art Philippines” community is ready to send shockwaves around with world with their Custom Mariko exhibition! One of the highlight for this years TAPh Toy Festival. Artists get to work their magic and put their stamp on Mariko with sidekick Necco figure from the Bulletpunk Network™ the latest collaboration with Devil Toys and QUICCS. Holding up the flag Philippines and putting the spotlight on the local Filipino talent. What a way to end the year with a banger!
Toy Art Philippines reimagines the art toy experience with HER TURN: A Custom Mariko exhibit and the TAPh2020 online art toy festival.
Custom is an understatement in HER TURN: A Custom Mariko exhibit as the artists transform the ground with their own uniquely identifiable styles. The artists come from a range of practices, some from design backgrounds, others from traditional fine arts, to channel their distinct techniques onto the Mariko figure. The Mariko with sidekick Necco figure from the Bulletpunk Network™ is the latest collaboration by the Devil Toys and QUICCS.
Below is the offical statement from ToyArtPH
The future is now. Toy Art Philippines reimagines the art toy experience with the TAPh2020 Toy Festival. The annual art toy festival fuses the physical with the digital with a custom exhibit, artist talks, and live selling via Facebook live (fb.com/toyartph) from 05 to 06 December 2020.
Earlier this year, QUICCS in collaboration with Devil Toys unleashed a new era of The BulletpunkTM network with Mariko and her sidekick Necco. QUICCS’s work has been awarded many times over within the vinyl art community and is now expanding to new forms. In this custom vinyl exhibition, Mariko, the highly trained swordsman, gun specialist, and only female member of the network will be in focus. The figure will be reinterpreted by Filipino artists in their uniquely identifiable styles in a combination of traditional and non-traditional techniques. Custom is an understatement as each piece confronts a multiverse of Mariko. This year’s custom crew of dominantly Filipino participating artists are: QUICCS, 13 Lucky Monkey, Arman Kendrick, Chkdsk, Creon Chkn, CVTY COLLECTIVE, DBTK, Distort Monsters, Epjey Pacheco, JP Pining, Klaris, Megumi Miura, Obscure Prototype Lab, Pixeldump, RKT KRU, The Steffi, Trip63.
HER TURN: A Custom Mariko Exhibition will start at TAPh2020 on 05 December, 1:00pm. The exhibition will also run at Secret Fresh Gallery from 20 December 2020 to 07 January 2021.
For this year’s artist talk series, TAPh2020 focuses on artists based from emerging art centers outside the capital and features the pioneer of art and designer toys and the Creative Director of Kidrobot – Frank Kozik. The first artist talk will be on 5 December, 11:00AM with participating guests: Cebu-based artist Happy Garaje, Laguna-based artist Doktor Karayon, and Bacolod-based artist Megumi Miura. These artists are invited to discuss how they’ve adapted and changed as they traverse a new future. On December 6, 11AM (December 5, 7:00 pm (GMT-8) the artist talk will be with Frank Kozik, known for the Labbit among other pop art things, will video chat with the TAPh group and answer some viewer questions.
Get the latest available pieces, find exclusive offers, and learn about exciting new projects in TAPh2020 live selling. Catch Facebook Live selling by Imagine Nation Studios, Studio Shido, Humbly, Uncle P Toys corner, Momoscandies, PFP Toys x Pockets Fulla Pillz, Rarefinds, Quiccs, and Secret Fresh on 05 December, starting at 2pm, on TAPh’s Facebook Page.
Must not miss this year’s TAPh2020 festival, right? Get the crew ready. See you all online!
Tune in on 04 December, 5:00 PM TAPH will talk with Quiccs about Mariko, the custom exhibition, and the Bulletpunk Network.
The online exhibition will run at Toy Art Philippines (https://www.facebook.com/ToyArtPh) during TAPh2020 Toy Festival from 05 to 06 December 2020. The festival will feature the custom exhibition, artist talks, and live selling. See you all online.
December 5-6, 2020 Toy Art Philippines (fb live)
December 20, 2020 to January 7, 2021 at Secret Fresh Gallery Ronac Art Center, G/F 424 Ortigas Avenue Greenhills San Juan City 1500 San Juan, Philippines.
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