The exhibition will be held in Tokyo, Japan, later this February, and will feature the namesake anime short, “A Ripple in Time,” produced in collaboration with Arsham and Kunihiko Yuyama, the former general director of the Japanese series who now works as creative director.
The project is a follow up to two Pokémon exhibitions. “Relics of Kanto Through Time,” held between June and August 2020 in art galleries Nanzuka and Parco Museum in Shibuya, Tokyo and “Time Dilation,” held in Perrotin in New York, showcased 20 sculptures by contemporary artists, including live animations, paintings, drawings and bronze sculptures.
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Arsham’s eroded stone Pokémon sculptures, which will be on display, feature the iconic anime characters set amid a crystalized metamorphosis, including fan favorites, Charizard, Porygon, and Pikachu. The 2022 exhibitions are exclusively held throughout five Tokyo venues: Nanzuka Underground, Sogetsu Plaza, Nanzuka 2G, Roppongi Hills 66 Plaza and 3110NZ by LDH Kitchen.
Mixed materials like quartz and bronze are incorporated throughout the sculptures, with select locations showcasing bronze castings of Pokémon trading cards. An assortment of plush toys and crystal figures will be sold at the Nanzuka Underground exhibition.
Watch Ash and Pikachu time travel in the animated short above, and look out for the 2022 exhibitions opening in February.
Daniel Arsham: “A Ripple in Time”:
“A Ripple in Time” – Nanzuka Underground (February 12 – March 27)
“Ancient Power: Hidden in the Ruins” – Nanzuka 2G (February 11 – March 6)
“Field Research” – 3110NZ by LDH kitchen (February 8 – March 6)
“Hidden within the Tall Grass” – Sogetsu Plaza (February 11 – February 20)
“Pokemon of Future Past” – Roppongi Hills 66 Plaza (February 5 – February 26)