Happy Friday Folks! Here is a wrap-up of this week’s bitesize art x fashion x pop culture news for you to digest.
A Pokémon-inspired art exhibition
There’s going to be a cool new Pokémon-inspired art exhibition called Pokémon × Kogei in LA this summer! It’s a collaboration between The Pokémon Company and LA’s Japan House. They’ve gathered over 70 amazing pieces of art made by 20 super-talented artists. These artists have shown off their skills in different mediums such as lacquer, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, and more. The exhibition will run for a whopping five months, from July 25 to January at Japan House. The best part? It’s totally free, and you can swing by any day of the week.
Project Uganda: Emergency Print Sale Supporting LGBTQ+ Rights
In response to Uganda’s new anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, which imposes the death penalty for homosexuality, an emergency print sale titled Project Uganda has been set up by MQBMBQ – an ongoing digital project exploring Black queer identity. Featuring the work of 10 acclaimed image-makers, including Ramie Ahmeds, Avion Pearce and Raphael Chatelain, Project Uganda will last for one month. All profits from Project Uganda are donated to #hastagwhatnext. Visit the MQBMBQ website to look at the incredible prints available.
Centre Pompidou Announces New Satellite Branch in Seoul
The Centre Pompidou is opening a new branch in Seoul in 2025. It’s all part of a big plan, the museum president Laurent Le Bon has announced, due to their Paris location closing for five years for some major renovations until 2030. To help with the renovations, the Centre Pompidou has launched an architectural competition that will determine the look and feel of this expansion. 6 entries will be shortlisted at the end of this year, with a winner chosen in 2024.
Nadia Lee Cohen Expands Women Series to Film
British artist, Nadia Lee Cohen brings Women to life in film this May at a standalone cinema in Dover Street Market London, built by Nadia and set designer Lyndon Ogbourne. Shot in London, New York, and Los Angeles, the films, like her photographs, explore what Nadia describes as the “lurid leftovers of Western consumerism”. Alongside the new films, Nadia is also releasing a collection of flip books in collaboration with IDEA Books.