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Exhibition in Kanazawa, Japan☟
DXP2 (Digital Transformation Planet): Towards the Next Interface
2023.3.2 (Sat.) - 24 (Sun.)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Japan
Feb 29 2024

“DXP (Digital Transformation Planet): Towards the Next Interface,” which was on display since October 2023, was scheduled to run through March 2024, but the Noto Peninsula earthquake that occurred on January 1 caused some damage to the exhibition galleries, with some glass panels falling from the ceiling. As a result, the exhibition had to be canceled. In response to this situation, we are developing “DXP2” by taking advantage of digital technology, mainly in the Public Zone. This is one of our proposals for curatorial resilience — that is, the capacity for overcoming this difficult situation — in museums. With developments and changes in technology that are updated daily, the relationships between technology and our bodies, our daily lives, and our environment, including all living things, are also being generated anew. In this world, the digital is no longer an extrinsic tool, but our neighbor, partner, and part of our bodies. DXP’s messages come from a variety of perspectives, not only from artists, but also architects, designers, scientists, and programmers, spanning food, clothing, and shelter. Several artists will exhibit new versions of their work in response to DXP2. Together with the exhibition’s companion publication, “Digital Bites: How to Ingest Art & Technology” (BNN, Inc, 2024), we hope that visitors to the exhibition will find a tasty dose of digital to feed their new ideas and activities.
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2023年10月より開催していた「DXP(デジタル・トランスフォーメーション・プラネット) ―次のインターフェースへ」は、2024年3月までの開催を予定していましたが、1月1日に発生した能登半島地震で一部の展示室で天井のガラス板が剥落する損傷があり、展示の中止を余儀なくされました。 この状況に対し、私たちはデジタルの強みを生かした「DXP2」を、交流ゾーンを中心に展開します。美術館におけるキュレーションのレジリアンス(この困難な状況を乗り越えること)の提案の一つとして発信します。 日々更新されるテクノロジーの発達と変化の中で、テクノロジーと私たちの身体や日常のライフ、そして生物すべてを含めた環境との関係も新たに生成されています。この世界ではデジタルはもはや外在的なツールではなく、私たちの隣人であり、パートナーであり、身体の一部です。DXPのメッセージは、アーティストのみならず、衣食住にわたり建築家、デザイナー、科学者、プログラマーなどの多様な視点から発信されています。何名かの作家は、DXP2に対し、新たなバージョンの作品を展示します。 本展の関連書籍、『デジタル・バイツ アート&テクノロジーの摂り方』(株式会社ビー・エヌ・エヌ、2024)とあわせ、来館者の皆様がデジタルを美味しく摂取して新たな発想や活動を生み出す糧となればと私たちは願っています。

Photography by Sayaka Maruyama☟
A triptych photography 'Metamorphosis'
by Sayaka Maruyama
for Hotel The Tokyo EDITION, Ginza
Tokyo EDITION GINZA opened in Dec 2023

Exhibition in Kanazawa, Japan☟
DXP (Digital Transformation Planet): Towards the Next Interface
2023.10.7 (Sat.) - 2024.3.17 (Sun.)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Japan
Oct 7 2023 - Dec 31 2023 (1/1中止)

About the Exhibition: >Jump to website

Eating the digital!?
Technology that integrates with the body

How will digital technology change our way of life and sensibilities? This question has been asked repeatedly since the 20th century. In 2023, we may answer this question: a completely different planet is about to emerge. On this planet which has entered the Anthropocene, we are immersed in an invisible network. Our lives are partly (and getting more and more) controlled by AI, and the relationship between technology and life is being generated anew every day. DXP is an exhibition/interface that brings together artists, architects, scientists, programmers, and others to capture this transformation across disciplines, understand what is happening now, and propose it as something that can be sensed. The contemporary realities of AI, metaverse, and big data are the technologies of the moment. DXP is a vision of the future that follows it, explores the possibility of a comprehensive way of life that includes food, clothes, and habitation.
Exhibition in Hong Kong☟
Tomihiro Kono & Sayaka Maruyama
'Fancy Creatures'
Wig Exhibition @ Currentplans, HK
Photo Exhibition @ Eaton Hotel, HK
25.Feb - 23.April 2023
Feb 25 - April 23 2023
About the Exhibition: >Currentplans Website

Current Plans is delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition of Japanese wig artist and photographer Tomihiro Kono and Sayaka Maruyama, their first presentation in Hong Kong. Starting out by learning the skills of geisha hairstyles, Tomihiro expanded his expertise beyond the traditions of Japan, and after moving to London and New York, worked as a session hair stylist to make head props. Inspired by elements from the natural world, like underwater creatures and insects and plants, he incorporates the weird, quirky and uncanny into his vision and craft into wearable art.

Fancy Creatures is an exhibition which brings us a glimpse into their surreal world, where human, animal and plants are mingled into sculptural, wearable hair art. Consisting of fantastical installations, photographic prints and a screening room where the duo’s video projects can be viewed in a cave-like environment, Fancy Creatures brings together more than 20 wigs made from real human hair. The duo create everything from scratch, from drawings and designs, to hand-dyeing, weaving, and painting the hair into incredible creatures. They have been commissioned by some of the most avant-garde icons, from fashion house Balenciaga to experimental musicians like Bjork and Grimes.

Current Plans is delighted to have Eaton HK as cultural partner, where Kono and Maruyama accepted artists’ residencies at Eaton HK from 22 February until 1 March. From 22 February until 26 March, the walls of the Food Hall will be adorned with Sayaka Maruyama’s surreal photographs of Kono’s wigs worn by models, as curated by Eunice Tsang.
Tomi Kono Fancy Wig for musicians☟
Tomi Kono Fancy Wig for NEWJEANS OMG
Jan 2023- Jan 24

Official MV > youtube


Tomi Kono Fancy Wig for XG
Aug 2023
Fancy Wigs for Visual & MV of T.G.I.F >
Wolf eye extensions for Chisa : Puppet Show>


Tomi Kono Fancy Wig for EUNCHAE : LE SSERAFIM
Jan 2024
Bjork's new album out soon☟
Tomihiro Kono Bespoke Wig for Bjork's new album cover 'Fossora'
Sept,2022

@bjork


View exclusive website for this album FOSSORA


credits :
cover creative direction by @bjork & @james.t.merry
photography/direction: @vidarlogi
dress and gloves: @jisoo_baik_
stockings: @gucci
stylist: @eddagud
makeup: @sunnabjorkmakeup
neckpiece, shoes, ring: @james.t.merry
hair stylist: @tomikono_wig
hair colour effect on wig: @sayaka_maruyama_
album cover shoot producer: @saranassim
production designer: @heimir_sverrisson @irmastudio_reykjavik
cgi photography and still retouching: @studio_private
design, typography and digital fungi: @mmparisdotcom
assistance : @joanlbert


Tomihiro Kono's creature wave wigs for Bjork's new single 'Atopos'



photographer : @vidarlogi
stylist : @eddagud
dress : @kenzo
brooches : @carinashoshtary
makeup : @sunnabjorkmakeup
hair : @tomikono_wig
assistance : @james.t.merry @joanlbert
thanks to @mailchimp & @talkhouse




#bjork #wig #theartofwigmaking
Exhibition in Hong Kong, China☟
Sayaka Maruyama Solo Exhibition
Floral Beings at Duddell's Hong Kong
July 9 - on for a year,2022

Duddell's Website > Duddell's instagram>



Duddell’s is delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition of Sayaka Maruyama, her first solo presentation in Hong Kong. Born in 1983 in Niigata, Japan, Maruyama grew up in Tokyo, moved to the Netherlands with her family and has been working in between London, New York and Japan. A fresh talent, Maruyama is a multi-disciplinary artist who realises her notions of beauty into photography, drawings, books, and short films.

Curated by Eunice Tsang, Floral Beings will exhibit 13 works by Maruyama, and will be on view from August 18 to November 14. Maruyama shows us a glimpse into her surreal world, where human, animal and plants are mingled into one. Her dreamlike photography, sometimes integrated with digital drawings, translates human beings as floral creatures, using Tomihiro Kono’s hair creatures as a main motifs. Maruyama works closely with her partner Kono on sculptural wigs made of real human hair, which they hand-dye and fabricate into intricate animal-like structures. An installation exhibition of their iconic wigs will be held as a sequel of the current show at Current Plans, an alternative art space in Sham Shui Po.

Presented by: Duddell’s
Principal Art Patron: Ruinart

#sayakamaruyama #art #photography
Exhibition in Rotterdam, The Netherlands☟
HAIR POWER! Hair & Wig exhibition
July 9 - on for a year,2022

@Wereld Museum Rotterdam, NL
visual direction @konomadinc
Main visual photo: Sayaka Maruyama @sayaka_maruyama_
Wig: Tomihiro Kono @tomikono_wig
Model: Yunn @i_am_yunn


Tomihiro Kono has been invited by Wereld Museum to exhibit his art piece of wig making.



In the museum shop, his products, including books, fancy wig extensions, posters, frog pieces and T-shirts are available for sale. The exhibition runs for a year. Next year, it'll be exhibited in Amsterdam.



#tomikonowig #tomihirokono #theartofwigmaking #konomad
News☟
Tomi Kono Wig x OK [Office Kiko]
August 13, 2021

Collaborative Fancy Wigs

Now Available at SHOP>
Exhibition in TOKYO☟
Tomihiro Kono's NEW BOOK 'Layered Personas' + Wig Exhibition in Tokyo
Nov 23, 2020
2020.12.4 (Fri) - 12.23 (Wed) / 12:00 - 19:00
Closed on Sunday


150-0011 東京都渋谷区東1-3-1 カミニート#14
Caminito #14, 1-3-1 Higashi, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo, Japan, 150-0011
TEL: 03-6427-9296 FAX: 03-6427-9297
E-MAIL: info@wearemethod.com

Wig Exhibition + Book Launch
New Book 'Layered Personas' The Art of Wig Making 2020 by Tomihiro Kono


Image credit: Photography : Sayaka Maruyama

Wig: Tomihiro Kono

Model: Aoi

Art Direction : konomad



About new book Layered Personas:

Identity is no longer a static, fixed entity but constantly in motion, continually evolving and morphing from one state to another in response to an everaltering and always-connected world. There is new confidence to embrace playful self-expression. Japanese wigmaker and artist Tomihiro Kono explores layered personas (masks) - an evolving self-perception - as he explores the multiplicity of an identity. By comparing different hairstyles through his artisanal wigs, he expands the idea of hairstyle as one of the most significant components of our constructed identities.

河野富広のパーソナルワークであり、ヘア技術の到達点であるウィッグ作品を一冊に まとめた写真集『PERSONAS 111』が、2020 年3 月にNY で話題となる。同年10 月に、 フランスを拠点とするファッションブランド「メゾン・マルジェラ」のプロジェクト のために、PERSONAS の延長線上にあたるウィッグ作品群「Layered Personas」を 発表。

本展では、それらウィッグ作品の展示及び 『PERSONAS 111』と『Layered Personas』作品集、Fancy wig を販売予定。パンデミック下の新しいインタラクティブ な展示のあり方を探る。

河野 富広 @tomikono_wig

ヘア& ヘッドプロップ・アーティスト・ウィッグメーカー / konomad 主宰 1980 年生まれ。10 年間美容師を経たのち、ロンドン、ニューヨークでセッショ ンヘアスタイリストとして活動する。2017 年に初の作品集『HEAD PROP』を 自身が立ち上げたkonomad editions より出版。2020 年3 月『PERSONAS 111 の出版と同時にAR filter を世界とシェアしたことで大きな話題となる。現在は リモートで世界中のクライアント・アーティストとコラボレーションを続ける 傍ら、konomad 主宰として出版やpop-up event を企画する。

http://www.tomihirokono.com

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【新型コロナウイルス感染拡大予防のため、ご来場の際の注意事項】

・可能な限り、少人数でのご来場にご協力をお願いします。 ・会場内でお客さま同士の距離が十分に保てなくなった場合、一時的に入場制限を設ける場合がございます。 ・発熱、咳等の症状がある方や体調が優れない方はご無理をなさらず、ご来場をお控え下さい。 ・ご来場の際はマスクの持参、着用をお願いします。また、入場の際、検温を実施しております。  検温の結果、体温が37.5℃以上の場合、入場をお断りさせていただきます。 ・ギャラリー入口に除菌用アルコールを設置しています。手指の消毒にご協力下さい。 ・スタッフ及び在廊アーティストは、皆さまの安心、安全のためフェイスシールドを着用させていただきます。  また、お客さまへのお貸し出しも行っておりますので、ご希望の際はスタッフまでお申し付け下さい。 ・スタッフによる除菌スプレーでのドアノブの消毒や、会場内の換気を徹底しております。 ・会場内で体調が悪化した場合は、至急スタッフへお申し出下さい。
POP-UP in Milan☟
24.09–08.10 | Artifact & SPRINT present
PERSONAS 111 by Tomihiro Kono
Book Launch, Exhibition & Talk
Hosted at Artifact c/o Spazio Maiocchi

Sept 24, 2020

OPENING

24.09.2020 | 10 AM – 10 PM

ON VIEW

25.09 – 08 10 2020

11 AM – 6 PM

OPENING TALK | 7.30 pm

⤿ screening at Artifact on registration by 23 November until capacity is reached​

RSVP

Artifact c/o Spazio Maiocchi

via Maiocchi 5 MI

Japan-based hair artist, head prop designer and wig maker Tomihiro Kono [河野富広] presents its latest book PERSONAS 111 - The Art of Wig Making [konomad editions, 2020]. A journey of 180 pages through hair experimentations, transformations and possibilities, published by his own house co-founded with the photographer Sayaka Maruyama.
Artifact c/o Spazio Maiocchi will be flooded with Tomi hand-made creations as a stargate for multiverses feelings and characters. The wigs become sculptural elements that amplify, mask or define identities, suggesting personal and collective imaginaries.
Opening Talk at 7.30 pm with Tomihiro Kono & Sayaka Maruyama [Japan] in remote conversation with Anna Battista [Italy/UK] screening live at Artifact through RSVP and on @sprintmilano.
This will be a rare opportunity to find Tomi's previous book HEAD PROP studies 2013-2016 [konomad editions, 2017], his ‘fancy wigs’, custom face masks made in collaboration with Collina Strada designer Hillary Taymour during the Coronavirus lockdown in New York, and T-shirts. Three free limited editions posters will be available for the public.
Supported by Slam Jam.
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Tomihiro Kono started his practice as a classical trained hair stylist. His passion for hair soon led him to begin exploring more experimental hair and head designs, bringing him to create very personal head prop designs. In 2007 Tomihiro moved to London and collaborated with Dazed & Confused, i-D, and 10 Magazine, developing its own artistic grammar. He collaborated with Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garçons, Jil Sander and Aganovich and after living in New York, Tomi is now back in Japan, represented by Julian Watson agency. With his impressive portfolio and his two monographic books, his vision keeps contaminating present and future possible horizons | tomihirokono.com

Sayaka Maruyama's practice traverses the mediums of photography, film, drawings, installation and performance. Drawing on classical Japanese references and Surrealist motifs, her work explores contradictory contemporary understandings of notions of beauty, from both Western and Eastern perspectives. She has exhibited widely in London and Tokyo, and her images have been published in periodicals including the British Journal of Photography, Silvershotz magazine, the Financial Times Magazine and Eyemazing. Her latest photo essay will be published in the next issue of Pan and The Dream, out in September 2020 | sayakamaruyama.com

Anna Battista is an Italian-born freelance journalist, writer, curator and independent scholar. Among the publications she has collaborated with Dazed Digital, The Guardian, Vogue Italia, Interview Magazine and Pan and The Dream. Her latest essay is featured in the book Personas 111 - The Art of Wig Making 2017-2020 by Tomihiro Kono. Anna’s architecture, art, culture, design, fashion and film notes are collected on her site | irenebrination.com

The event is part of a warm-up series created by SPRINT—Independent Publishers and Artists' Books Salon, an artist-led platform devoted to investigating the multiple forms in which content, support and languages are articulated in publishing. Since 2013 the three-days salon has featured a non-profit Art Book Fair and an extensive Public Program. SPRINT 8th edition, will take place in Milan on 27–28–29 November 2020, with the support of Istituto Svizzero and in partnership with Spazio Maiocchi | sprintmilano.org



OPENING

24 SEPTEMBER 2020 | 10 AM – 10 PM

OPENING TALK | 7.30 PM live on

⤿ IRL screening at Artifact on RSVP ⤿ URL @sprintmilano
ON VIEW

25 SEPTEMBER – 08 OCTOBER 2020 | 11 AM – 6 PM

Artifact c/o Spazio Maiocchi via Maiocchi 5 MI

@artifactmilano
spaziomaiocchi.com/personas111
NEWS☟
NYアーティスト、河野富広が語るウィッグの魅力。[VOGUE]

July 19, 2020

NEW BOOK☟
Sayaka Maruyama's new book 'memorandom 1'

June 23, 2020

'memorandom 1' Floral Beings is a second book designed by Sayaka Maruyama.

Capturing nudity with a surreal touch with a wig master Tomihiro Kono's fingerwave hair pieces of art, this book is made inspired by the word of Japanese pornography 'hair nude', a nude photograph showing pubic hair that once became popular back in the 80s-90s. However this book doesn't contain any photography with public hair showing, instead Tomihiro Kono creates surreal hair finger wave pieces and place them on the body, which has made this book a totally new hair nude.
Firstly she launches a book that is work-in-progress, which reflects her random thoughts in the process of book-editing. As a result of playful thoughts, each cover has a unique design, hand-painted by artist herself.

version 1: 10 Limited work-in-progress editions



There are some blank pages in the book where Sayaka Maruyama paints by hand individually. Each book varies.

konomad editions No004
Soft cover :Full color: 106 pages
GO TO SHOP
SHOP UPDATED☟
Collina Strada x Tomihiro Kono Fancy Mask

July 1, 2020



One of a kind cotton face mask with bows and braided hair extensions with flower charms. Lining allows for filters to be put inside. Swarovski details. All extensions will vary in color and no two masks are the same.
This is a collaboration between Hillary Taymour, Charlie Engman, and Tomihiro Kono. Tomi is using scrap hair in his studio to make these special one of a kind masks.
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http://www.tomihirokono.com

Made in New York

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Future is a Fancy Wig

May 23, 2020

Tomi Kono Fancy Wig is a ready-to-wear Wig

Short hair and buzzcuts aren't usually deemed as versatile as long hair. But things are going to change thanks to Tomihiro Kono's fancy wigs. Conceived as joyful building bricks, these fun wig elements allow you to create a new radical style even with the shortest of hair - or with no hair at all - in just a few seconds. There are impossibly long braids, romantic kisscurls, punky spikes and magnificent mohawks in the most extraordinary colours - from dark black to cherry red, from flamingo pink and Creamy Mami lilac to emerald green and ocean blue. Build your own style with Tomihiro Kono's fancy wigs.

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Image credit:

Photography | Graphic : Sayaka Maruyama

make-up: Nana Hiramatsu @nanahiram

Model: @camcaat @sikmilky @isabellalalonde @maahleek @n.c.sweet

Design☟
Tomihiro Kono X Collina Strada
Special collaboration masks
May 15, 2020

One-off masks created by Tomihiro Kono for Collina Strada Quarantine Collaboration for Charity


Tomi used scrap hair in his studio to make these special one of a kind masks. Each piece will be auctioned off until Memorial Day where 100% of the proceeds will be donated to individual charities per masks & garments.

Go to this charity event: Collina Strada Auction
@Collinastrada

Partial Hair available for purchase > SHOP
Image credit:

Photography :Sayaka Maruyama



Image credit:

Photography : Charlie Engman

Model:Sasha Melnychuk



Design☟
Sayaka Maruyama X Bigotre Marche Bag 'NEW DAWN'
April 29, 2020
Image credit:

Collage : Sayaka Maruyama

Image credit:

Photography @ bigotre


2020/5/6(日本時間)までの期間限定販売


Bigotre Official Website

Limited sale until 6th May 2020(Japan time)

This limited edition reusable bag was designed to support the prevention of COVID-19. NY-based photographer/visual artist Sayaka Maruyama has created artwork under the theme of ""NEW DAWN"" in support of the project. 10% of sales will be donated to multiple projects aimed to the prevention of COVID-19.

Height 39 cm × Width 38 cm
Nylon 100%

Image credit:

Photography @ bigotre

Image credit:

Photography @ bigotre

News☟
OFFICE MAGAZINE ISSUE 12 SPRING SUMMER OUT NOW
April 19, 2020
Image credit:

Photography : Sayaka Maruyama

Wig: Tomihiro Kono

Make-up: Nana Hiramatsu

Model: Chloe @ MUSE models


Second Print☟
Tomihiro Kono's Book 'HEAD PROP studies 2013-2016' now available for purchase online
April 3rd, 2020

Second Print Blue cover edition:
We do combine shipping if you buy PERSONAS 111 & HEAD PROP, and fancy wig together. Email directly for combine shipping.
Book Launch☟
Tomihiro Kono's New Book 'PERSONAS 111'- The Art of Wig Making, now available for purchase online

March 13, 2020
Publisher Konomad Editions

ISBN 9780998620503



We are happy to announce Tomihiro Kono's new book will be launched on the 15th March 2020 from konomad editions.

The thrill of transformation is universal—never more so than now, as the longstanding barriers around gender soften. But so is the reluctance to change. In that way, the book functions like a handheld companion to Kono’s real-life installations, where visitors can try on his hand-knotted wigs and catch a frisson of an alter-ego. If the chameleonic nature of Personas has a gravitational pull—each otherworldly photo anchoring us to the page—its spirit of wild possibility sparks a new lightness of being.
- Laura Regensdorf Beauty Director, Vanity Fair & Contributing Editor, Vogue

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Commissioned Work☟
Tomihiro Kono Head Prop for Im Hyunje @HYUKOH

February 9, 2020


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Editorial Work☟
Self Service Magazine no°52
ON BEAUTY AND CHARACTER

Feb 26th, 2020
Image credit:

Photography : Sayaka Maruyama

Wig: Tomihiro Kono

Make-up: Chiho Omae @lga

Model: Cameron Lee Phan


One of the images from Tomihiro Kono's new book 'Personas 111' - The Art of Wig Making 2017-2020 is featured in Self Service Magazine.
Commissioned Work☟
Art Direction for BIGOTRE SS2020

Jan 10, 2020
Image credit:

Photography : Sayaka Maruyama

Wig: Tomihiro Kono Model: Erika & Birds

T-shirts☟
'Transformation is beautiful' T-shirts
now available @Vacancy Project NY
July 19, 2019
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BOOK☟
'memorandom 0'
by Sayaka Maruyama
Last copies available @ Printed Matter, McNally Jackson NY, POST & On Sundays Tokyo
June 24, 2019
*memorandom 0 is sold out at POST, Ebisu Tokyo.
Please contact @On Sundays for availble copies in Japan. Thank you.
ARTICLE☟
Beautiful Streets: Wigs in Tokyo
by BEAUTY PAPERS
June 19, 2019

Tomi, what is your first memory of glamour? “I bleached my hair with Coca Cola.” Takako Noel captures the unbridled joy of Tomi Kono’s wigs let loose in Tokyo.


Photography: TAKAKO NOEL
Wigs: TOMI KONO
Special thanks to: @place_by_method
Thanks for prepping : Mizuho Hayashitani, Ryoko Takai, Arisa, Chiharu
@beautypapersmag
BOOK☟
memorandom 0
by Sayaka Maruyama
Now available for purchase worldwide!
June 01, 2019

New York ☟

Printed Matter
Spoonbill & Sugartown
McNally Jackson Books Prince St. & N4 Brooklyn


Tokyo☟
POST
On Sundays

International Distibutor is www.ideabooks.nl

Publisher Konomad Editions

ISBN 9780998620527

Idea Code 19239

 

‘Memorandom’ records the personal expressions of New York-based artist Sayaka Maruyama between 2011 and 2019, including photography, drawings, paintings, collages, objects, and images from her short films. The notions of beauty and other thoughts that randomly pass through her mind have been visualised and then translated into book form by the artist herself, because how each person perceives the world cannot always be explained logically. Maruyama records indefinable emotions and moments, thereby weaving multiple layered dialogues that result in a personal, poetic, and tangible portrait. Includes a conversation between the artist and Anna Battista.

244 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

 

ARTICLE☟
Tomi Kono's 'Wig Out'
by BEAUTY PAPERS
May 30 2019

Wig wizard Tomi Kono has been letting the public loose on his hairy creations. “I think it’s more exciting for people to actually wear the wigs, and get involved. I see them getting very excited and obsessed with their instant hairstyle change.” The second of his touring interactive exhibitions was held in Tokyo and photographer Sayaka Maruyama captured the visitors wigging out. 


The title of the wig exhibition in Tokyo was ‘Personas’. I believe hair styles have a big impact on our character. If you change your hairstyle, you suddenly feel like you’ve become a different person. So the starting point was my thought that a wig can be used as a mask on your head. To create multiple personas. 

This was the second interactive wig exhibition I have shown, the previous one was in Paris a year ago. Interactive wig means that visitors can come and try on the wigs. I exhibit them simply hanging them from the ceiling. I think it’s more exciting for people to actually wear the wigs, and get involved. I see them getting very excited and obsessed with their instant hairstyle change. The wigs I make are very fragile and can easily break, but my priority is for people to enjoy them.

BP: Where did you get your training?
TK: I’m basically self-taught. I started by reading vintage books about hair techniques. YouTube and Instagram are also great tools.

BP: Current kit hero product?
TK: Elnett as always.

BP: Do you have a favourite hair gadget?
TK: Recently I’ve become obsessed with using a Razor to cut hair.

BP: What does the word glamour mean to you?
TK: Obsession of beauty.

BP: What is your first memory of glamour?
TK: I bleached my hair with Coca Cola.

BP: Living, dead, real or imaginary … who has the best hair-do? 
TK: David Bowie.

 


Interview: John William
@beautypapersmag
ARTICLES☟
Tomihiro Kono PERSONAS
Interactive Wig Exhibition
May 10 2019
BOOK☟
'Memorandom 0' by Sayaka Maruyama
[konomad editions No.002]
Limited edition of 100
April 1 2019

Sayaka Maruyama
memorandom 0
Artistic practice 2011-2019

New York-based artist Sayaka Maruyama (b.1983) is a multi-disciplinary artist who translates her notions of beauty into photography, drawings, books, and short films.
"Life as a whole is a collective box of emotional experiences. "
"memorandom" records the personal practices of Sayaka Maruyama between 2011-2019, includ- ing photography, drawings, paintings, collages, objects and extracted images from her short films. The ideas and thoughts randomly passing through her mind are visualized in various forms of expres- sion, then translated into the form of a book by the artist herself.
Maruyama feels it is more natural for her to in- stinctively translate her vision into images rather than into words.
Rather than being completed and finished, these images retain all the beauty of the non-finito, they are still in the process of becoming and escape the trap of being categorized in a specific form.
"I am simply interested in how we perceive beauty in our own perspective, react to it and make visible so that we can share with others."
How each person perceives the world can not always be explained logically. Maruyama gives importance to the act of recording indefinable emotions and moments.
By binding her random memorandoms, these collected images, drawings and fragments of text weave multiple layered dialogues that result in a personal, poetic and tangible portrait of the artist.
"I wonder if each reader will get a different feeling and interpretation of my works while leafing through this volume and in return how my work will be influenced by them."

ARTICLE☟
Tomihiro Kono's wigs VOGUE ITALIA
Sept 14 2018

Creating a good wig is an art form unto itself – and if there’s one contemporary wig maker that’s modernising and reshaping the practice, it’s Tomihiro Kono.

Born and raised in Japan, Kono is the go-to guy for fashion houses like Junya Watanabe and Comme des Garçons, where he created sculptural headpieces from 2014 to 2016 for both mens and womenswear. “It was almost like breaking boundaries of my hair styling,” says Kono, “I had a deep think about how head design can participate in a fashion show in an effective and inspiring way. Shows are fundamentally for clothes, but making a total character from head to toe is very important”. 

Despite his fashion world co-signs, Kono’s intricate wig making skills weren’t carved out in a fashion school. Instead, he chose to learn the technical art of Geisha hairstyling from a Japanese master in Uguisudani, Tokyo, an experience he recounts excitedly: “Watching the process of their skilful work is very inspiring. Not only did I learn his techniques, but also the importance and the possibility of learning by oneself. He was a self-taught master and that fact impressed me so much”.

Last month, Kono took a foray in to the art world by opening an immersive exhibition of his creations on Paris’s Rue du Château d’Eau in the 10th arrondissement. Entitled Wigs, the exhibition showcased a selection of his most-valued pieces from towering Rococo-esque wigs in deep pastels to neon elfin crops. 

As well as trying to find a new location for his travelling exhibition, it seems that Kono knows exactly where he’d like to take his creations next.


Interview: Samira Larouchi
BOOK☟
HEAD PROP by Tomihiro Kono
[konomad editions No.001]
First Print : editions of 500
April 01 2017

HEAD PROP by Tomihiro Kono is a documentation of distinctive head prop work produced by Hair and Head Prop Artist, Tomihiro Kono from 2013-2016. HEAD PROP gives a clear indication of the insight and path Tomihiro has followed in his innovative journey for new head designs through his uncompromising approach to his work. Having developed a highly successful international career as a session hair stylist Tomihiro Kono ventures into new territory, not only attempting to produce visually striking head designs, but designs that focus on functionality in the beauty of form.

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