JAPAN SOCIETY | International Art Project

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International Art Project by Sebastian Masuda
On view through September 13, 2015

Artist: Sebastian Masuda
Visitors to Midtown East may see a familiar, friendly feline on the edge of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on the corner of 47th Street and Second Avenue. Artist Sebastian Masuda, in collaboration with Japan Society, Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, and NYC Parks brings a nine-foot tall, translucent sculpture in the shape of Hello Kitty packed full of personal objects collected from everyday New Yorkers. A creation of Masuda, a Japanese artist and an instigator of Japan’s craze over kawaii (cute) culture gone global, Time After Time Capsule is part of an ongoing, multi-city participatory project with similar capsules displayed around the world. In each location, Masuda plans a series of children and family workshops collaborating with the community to create colorful objects using their personal items and donated objects from Masuda’s 6%DOKIDOKI fashion and accessories store. The objects are then used to fill the time capsule sculpture. All sculptures will be united in 2020 in Tokyo to mark the Tokyo Olympics, bringing together the contained memories from all the participating cities.

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333 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017

Opening hours: Monday – Thursday, 11:00am–6:00pm,  Friday, 11:00am – 9:00pm, please check the webpage for current weekend hours.

Above: Images: Time After Time Capsule © Sebastian Masuda.