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SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot

April 19 – July 27, 2014

Reception: Friday, April 18

Oakland Museum of California

New Exhibition Coincides With 20th Anniversary of Giant Robot Magazine Celebrating Asian American Pop Culture and Beyond

(Oakland, CA)—This spring, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents the major exhibition SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot. On view in OMCA’s Great Hall from April 19 to July 27, 2014, the exhibition features 15 contemporary artists that have been inspired by the artistic sensibility of Giant Robot throughout its 20-year evolution.

Co-curated by Giant Robot visionary Eric Nakamura and OMCA’s Associate Curator of Art & Material Culture Carin Adams, SuperAwesome presents new or recent works by California and international-based artists affiliated with the culture and aesthetic of the popular magazine that brought Asian, trans-Pacific popular culture to mainstream audiences in the United States. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, David Choe, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, Kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P Sun, and Adrian Tomine. Art works in the exhibition represent a range of mediums, including mural art, sculpture, illustration, portraiture, large-scale installations, graphic novels, photography, and more.

In addition, the exhibition features Giant Robot magazines and ephemera, vinyl toys, custom vending machines, and the original Giant Robot Scion XB. Designed by Eric Nakamura, inspired by Nintendo’s Famicom gaming console, and fabricated by Len Higa, the car-turned-interactive gaming station boasts built-in sound and projectors. Visitors will be able use the car to play the original game Return of the Quack by Chevy Ray Johnston with graphics by Matt Furie.

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Are you a Giant Robot SuperFan?

OMCA is collecting stories of what Giant Robot means to its many fans. Join other SuperFans and give Giant Robot a video shout-out. Your video could be featured in the exhibition, SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot or in our online video gallery.

Keep it simple! Make a self-shot video using your phone or webcam. What are you waiting for? Send your video testimonial file or link to socialmedia@museumca.org.

Ice-Bat Batman / Wedgehead Robin Vinyl FiguresFunko – Uglydoll x DC Comics


Wedgehead as Robin! He’s got one eye on crime.

30 Postcard Set / Cats Are Weird and More ObservationsJeffrey Brown


Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown’s drawings perfectly capture the humor and quirkiness of cats.

Alarm Clock Projection Gun / Lens MugThumbsUp!


We’ve restocked a handful of fun accessories from ThumbsUp!!

XOXO Postcard Set / RiftJames Jean


Rift is a richly detailed fifteen panel accordian-style book.

30 Postcards / CursivDavid Choe


Cursiv is a black and white collection of drawings, sketches, writing, and ephemera.

 

The FlipBooKit Show

April 26 – May 14, 2014

Reception: Saturday, April 26, 6:30-10 PM

Venture into the world of amazing art – that moves! Giant Robot Artists and creators of FlipBooKit team up to bring their art to life.

The work of over 40 artists, animators and sculptors will be showcased in the first official FlipBooKit show. Featuring hand-cranked miniature movie machines, the FlipBooKit presents animated art in a tangible, physical form. Experience the revival of this nostalgic art form as it breathes life into the moving picture in a whole new way.

First Official “FlipBooKit” Exhibition with art by:

APAK, Aya Kakeda, Aaron Brown, Jeffrey Brown, Stasia Burrington, Sean Chao, Shawn Cheng, Luke Chueh, Eleanor Davis, David Horvath, Mari Inukai, KMNDZ, Jerome Lu, Cassia Lupo, Monkmus, Kwanchai Moriya, Rob Sato, Deth P Sun, Katsuya Terada, Jesse Tise, Scott Tolleson, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeni Yang.

Heather Cardone, Rachel Koukal, Tanja Rector, Neil Sanders, Hoppip, Tom Bunker, Patrick Burnell,  Csaba Klement, Carmen Luceno, Jeremy Sengly, Jason Clarke, Tiffany England, Ofelia Marquez, Pernille Kjaer, Hope Kroll, Alexandar Lansang, Buster Moody, Daniel Pagan, Colin Raff, Akio Segawa, Cindy Suen, Alexander S. White, Elaine Chen, Elena Renn, Metalnat Hayes, Natalie Gamble, Xray Dreams and More.

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GR2: Kendama Night Photos!By ERIC

A group came from Las Vegas and another from SD on a wednesday! Thanks much everyone.

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David Choe Time Lapse Mural for SuperAwesome at OMCABy ERIC

David choe cranks out a mural of SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot at OMCA.

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Punk Photos B-Shots Exhibition Continues at BalconiBy ERIC

Who knew that 20+ years after shooting the pics, I would have an exhibition of some of the shots at my favorite cafe – Balconi Coffee.

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Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

    


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