From May 16th – 18th during Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 at The Space in Sheung Wan, Converse presented a rare opportunity to witness creativity being unleashed with 'Open Studio,' an exciting new platform for next generation talent with pop-up studios showcasing the creative process in-motion. The project lent an environment where guests can observe the artists at work or interact with the artists for a more intimate experience.
For ‘Open Studio’, Converse included a diverse range of inspiring artists from around the world - Mark Goss, Above, Caratoes, Cody Hudson, Peter Yuill, and Richard Colman – who are all creating art pieces from scratch throughout the week, demonstrating their individual methods of creativity. The artists also put their personal mark on the iconic Chuck Taylor sneakers and other objects to be displayed in a dedicated exhibition space with their completed pieces. In addition, interactive workshops invited the public to explore their own creativity by working with artists one-on-one and experiencing art firsthand. Designed to create a unique inside-look of an artist’s workspace and creative process, Converse ‘Open Studio’ aims to inspire and curate an exhibit that is synonymous with true artistic creativity and merit.
Each month Juxtapoz teams up with Converse and a collection of artists in specific cities to creat a special Wall to Wall project that appears on the back of our printed magazine each month. Watch videos, browse photos, and follow the Wall to Wall project here.
Juxtapoz Projects also teamed up with Converse during 2014 SXSW to bring Richard Colman, Andrew Schoultz, Dennis McNett, and David Ellis to Austin to create installations, performances, and interactive art to accompany the music, tech, and film experiences going on throughout the early weeks of March. Check out Juxtapoz Projects x Converse @ 2014 SXSW here.