1. THIS IS NOT A TOY: Kickstarter Campaign


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    This is Not a Toy: Urban Vinyl as Design and Art Form Support the Kickstarter campaign here: http://kck.st/1bSukPT The DX and guest curator Pharrell Williams present the urban vinyl toy at the intersection of commercial culture and contemporary art. For fans of the genre, urban vinyl (aka designer toys, art toys, conceptual toys, etc.) is not new. However, it is still a relatively niche art form and has been largely ignored by public museums and institutions. This Is Not A Toy is an important exhibition presented by the Design Exchange, Canada's only museum dedicated to design and related art forms. The title of the exhibition is taken from the disclaimer frequently found on toys not meant for small children, but also references Rene Magritte's seminal painting Ceci n'est pas une pipe and the Duchampian notion of what constitutes art. This Is Not A Toy considers the conceptual toy as accessible art and design object, unique contemporary cultural signifier and fetishistic commercial product. Co-curated by Williams, initiator John Wee Tom and DX Associate Curator Sara Nickleson, the exhibition will be a tightly-edited presentation of work from some of the best and most prolific toy designers in urban vinyl displayed alongside pieces by contemporary artists who use the toy form as just one of their mediums of artistic expression. Among the artists included are KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, FriendsWithYou, Huck Gee, Coarse, Frank Kozik, Misaki Kawai, Doma, Bill McMullen and many others.

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    • "Live" From Mt. Pom Pom


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      • Surveilling Surveillance


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        As of 2010, an average person in a democratic, industrialized country is under more surveillance than ever before. In this video, an attorney, a sociologist and an artist - each of whom have a unique relationship with surveillance - discuss what it means to live in a surveillance culture. This video is meant to provoke questions, start conversations and raise awareness. To buy DVD: http://papertiger.org/search/video/results/||surveillance|||

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        • Skywalkers - Scion Art Basel 2006


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          A grand procession on planet Earth. Skywalkers takes flight. 18 giant blimps make their way down Miami Beach during Art Basel 2006 led by the Hialeah High MArching Band. Skywalkers is a celebration of Earth, we invited entities form the vast universe, personified by great artists, to come pay tribute to our new and wonderful planet. Rejoice! Skywalkers are here. This event was made possible by the wonderful people at Scion Artists involved: FriendsWithYou, Ara Peterson, Misaki Kawai, Paperrad, Mumbleboy, Dave Choe.

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          • Misaki Kawai, 'Tiger Punch'


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            at Clementine Gallery Kawai's slapdash, painted collages take a jab at slick, manga-inspired art.

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