George Brown College, School of Fashion and Jewelry, is proud to present…
International special guest speaker: Sebastian Masuda
Join us on Friday, August 23rd, 11:00am – 1:00pm (Room C459) for his lecture titled
“Kawaii Meets Art and Fashion”
This lecture is FREE. Space is LIMITED. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/VsN1ZqGgUmeWJt4t8
Who is Sebastian Masuda?
Japanese Artist / Art director
Japan Cultural Envoy / Visiting Scholar at NYU / Visiting professor for Kyoto University of Art and Design and Yokohama College of Art and Design
After active involvement in theater performance and modern art, he opened “6%DOKIDOKI”, a shop with the concept of “Sensational Kawaii” in Harajuku in 1995. Through the world tour titled “Harajuku Kawaii Experience,” which started in 2009, he has been working to spread Harajuku culture on a global scale. He gained worldwide attention for his music video production for “PONPONPON,” a debut single by Japanese pop icon “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu.” He has been active as an artist and art director, contextualizing Harajuku Kawaii Culture, for example, by producing a concept restaurant “KAWAII MONSTER CAFÉ.” His first solo exhibition “Colorful Rebellion – Seventh Nightmare -” was held in New York in 2014 and has held Kawaii fashion/culture lectures in 2015 and 2018. He is working on a participatory art project called “Time After Time Capsule”, which will debut in 2020.
増田セバスチャン[Sebastian Masuda] OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Official Website of Sebastian Masuda : Artist / Art Director Harajuku Tokyo Japan.アーティスト／アートディレクター・増田セバスチャン。「6%DOKIDOKI」「KAWAII MONSTER CAFE」プロデュース。きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ「PONPONPON」MV美術など、KAWAII文化をコンテクストに作品を制作。