Daniel Arsham x Pokémon Exhibition “A Ripple in Time”
More eroded Pokémon in Tokyo
NANZUKA presents this February 2022, an exhibition project by American artist Daniel Arsham. “A Ripple in Time” features his Pokémon artworks in different media and it’s making its debut this February 10th in Nanzuka Underground.
The third instalment of Daniel Arsham’s collaboration project with Pokémon arrives in Tokyo after his two previous exhibitions: “Relics of Kanto Through Time” in Tokyo (2020) and “Time Dilation” in New York (2021).
Arsham has been creating Pokémon character sculptures with his signature eroded and crystallised style inspired by architecture and archaeology, thinking on how the figures will look in the future. “A Ripple In Time” includes paintings and illustrations, as well as an animated short created and produced in collaboration with Kunihiko Yuyama, the general director of the Pokémon series.
“A Ripple in Time” short was officially published on the Pokémon Youtube channel on January 28 and it uses a drawing style that is more similar to the beginning of the Pokemon series.
This film was produced over a period of about two years and in it, we will see Ash Ketchum and his iconic Pikachu fighting against Daniel Arsham and his Cubone. The attacks of the battle force Celebi, the time-travelling Pokémon, to send Ash to a place where he meets Arsham-style sculptures in what seems like an apocalyptic future world.
In addition to the art works by Arsham, limited edition sculptures and Pikachu plushes will be available at Nanzuka Underground and Nanzuka 2G as well as t-shirts, hoodies and the art book “Arsham’s Pokédex”.
5 different locations
“A Ripple in Time'' consists of five exhibitions: NANZUKA UNDERGROUND, NANZUKA 2G, 3110NZ by LDH kitchen, Sogetsu Plaza and Roppongi Hills 66 Plaza.
While Sogetsu Plaza and Roppongi Hills will host a selection of three-dimensional works as large bronze sculptures, the three Nanzuka gallery spaces will present a variety of mixed media: the animated short (Nanzuka Underground) and work inspired by it, a variety of paintings with the ‘passages of time’ theme and Arsham drawings that can be considered the origin of this project (3110NZ).
If you are not able to go to Tokyo to visit Daniel Arsham’s x Pokémon exhibiton ‘A Ripple in Time’, you can comfort yourself visiting Kaneda Toys and seeing what we have available from the artist plus many more pieces for your art collection.
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