HACO = A box in Japanese.
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Seeking for crews to sail out TOGETHER to the unknown ; new dimension, time, place where we have never been.
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March 3rd, 4:00-6:00pm
Legendary Graffiti Artist who strives to make art more than 50 years, COCO144 will share his experiences about the CORE of cultural phenomenon, THE BIRTH of GRAFFITI ART scene in NYC in late 1960's. He will also share stories with us about amazing collaborative work with Joffrey Ballet Dance Company in 1973. The never before shown video footage is only on view at HACO at the moment...
February 10 to March 10, 2018
Sat, Feb 10, 2018 6:00 PM
Sat, Mar 10, 2018 7:00 PM
COCO 144 / Roberto Gualtieri
Roberto Gualtieri is a native New Yorker and a pioneer of the subway aerosol movement. In Late 1969 he began writing his name on the streets, then the subways. In 1972 he innovated the use of the stencil, allowing him to paint his unique style citywide.
COCO transitioned from subway writing onto canvas and cofounded the collective United Graffiti Artists (UGA). In 1973, he introduced subway aerosol writing in groundbreaking show at the Razor Gallery in Soho. This pivotal event shifted the public's perception of graffiti and ushered in a new art form that would become a global cultural phenomenon.
Coco's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Artists Space in New York City, The Ninth Biennial in Havana, Cuba, The Cartier Foundation in Paris, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Colorado.
COCO 144 currently lives and paints in New York City
January 20th & 27th 2018
PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP
WITH Kurt Zager
- Saturday, January 20th & 27th 2018
- 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Puppet Making workshop
We will be making puppet with paper mache technique instructed by Fine artist, Kurt. $10.00 / person, Materials are included. On your first workshop, you get to make models with paper mache. Following Saturday, 27th, we will meet again to paint and decorate the puppets to complete. limited seats, please register via email "email@example.com" include your name / numbers of peops / phone number.
YOUR INSTRUCTOR : Kurt Zager
Native New Yorker, Fine arts painter working in oil on canvas with a focus on portraiture. Also have various experiences with many decorative art projects including mural, painted stain glass, hand painted wall papers, paper mache, photography.
Dec 9 - Jan 7, 2018
HACO presents a POP-UP store with "Aquvii," a concept store based in Tokyo that specializes in one-of-a-kind gifts and clothing.
On this Holiday season, Aquvvi brings their selection of HOT STUFF from Tokyo and hopes that you will find THE GIFT for yourself and for those near and dear ...
Aquvii Tokyo is a concept store and a fashion brand in Shibuya, Tokyo. Their shop is filled with various items, rather cynical & odd, which they've proudly collected from not only Japan, but from all over the world - with a touch of "peculiar taste."
This is Aquvii's very first time to set up a POP UP STORE in New York.
At HACO, we would like to introduce you to their original items (denim clothes, jewelry) along with a dope selection of the latest "cool" items, with some other selected artists' items & brands they've selected from Tokyo.
Oct 29 - Nov 30, 2017
NEON O’CLOCK WORKS
LIGHT IS CALLING
Installation of box collages and experimental short film screenings. All these box collages are driven by innate spirituality and inner necessity.
Time to be unveiled after a 10 year sleep in the back of my closet.
Light is Calling is NEON O’CLOCK WORKS' first installation exhibition in New York showing their earlier box collages produced in 2006 in Japan, as well as screenings of some experimental short films produced in Tokyo and in London between 2006-2011. These box collages were originally made to symbolize the energy of human desires in the form of box-shaped coffins, - more precisely, female desire for beauty inspired by the history of corsets. Dying for a perfect body of beauty, women suffered from the pain by the act of distorting their body. The complexity of beauty is that it contains not only positive energy, buy it also contains decadence and patience. While the space itself creates a somewhat sacred and solemn atmosphere in the warm lights, the darkness is visible in the light of this installation.
The pure energy of their creativity filled in each box that has slept for nearly 10 years in the artist’s closet, is now time to awake, and to be unveiled.
NEON O’CLOCK WORKS
is a creative unit of Sayaka Maruyama and Tomihiro Kono
Driven by innate spirituality, inner necessity, and often by impulsive reaction the world they live in, NEON O'CLOCK WORKS explores the mediums of photography, short films, drawings, installations and books.
For NEON O’CLOCK WORKS, working as a unit means to them as what Carl Jung said :
“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: If there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
They also collaborate with other unique artists and performers from all over the world.
Sayaka Maruyama individually works as a photographer / filmmaker and Tomihiro Kono is well-known for his handmade wigs and distinctive head props he creates for artists / musicians / performing artists.