In a world dominated by technology and social media, which can ironically leave us feeling isolated, what happens when you pair different artists to collaborate for the first time?
The Sound of Waves (not to be mistaken with the timeless love story by Yukio Mishima) is a new group exhibition by Pocko Japan featuring collaborative work by renowned Japanese and European artists from a range of multidisciplinary backgrounds.
Echoing a longstanding Pocko tradition of prolific collaborations, this handpicked selection of photographers, painters, illustrators and animators have been united to work together in creating new artworks that reflect the emotions of adventure, exploration and freedom.
"Our solution was to pair up artists in ‘creative blind dates’ to encourage a dialogue where new artworks show how artistic connections can fuel growth and fruitful ideas," said Nicola Schwartz, one of the founders of Pocko.
For the past 20 years, Nicola has led Pocko and established the company as a creative agency in Europe that produces unique content for brands in collaboration with visual artists from around the globe. Pocko is based in London, Milan, Berlin and now Tokyo. Nicola joined forces with another Royal College of Art graduate, Ichiro Kono, where they met and collaborated with Alexander McQueen, Bjork, The Pixies and 4AD Records.
Pocko Japan has been invited by the Park Hotel Tokyo led by the visionary Takayuki Suzuki, to create and produce a series of exhibitions. Sound of Waves is its latest offering and is curated by Nicola Schwartz. It will run from 3 June until 1 September 2019 at the Park Hotel Tokyo.
Discover more at pocko.jp.