Sebastian Masuda To Debut Kawaii Time Capsule During Art Basel Miami

Sebastian Masuda – the founder of kawaii Harajuku boutique 6%DOKIDOKI, Kyary’s art director, and a visual artist – will debut his new project “Time After Time Capsule” at Wynwood Project during Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida on December 6, 2014. Simultaneously, Masuda’s previous “Colorful Rebellion – Seventh Nightmare” show will be on display at the Young At Art Museum in Davie, Florida.

The Miami exhibition will feature a larger-than-life Teddy Bear, which will be filled with kawaii offerings from visitors. Other giant animal-shaped time capsules will join the bear over the coming years – culminating in all of the kawaii-filled creatures being turned into a sculpture garden just in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Here is the official information on the event:

With the support of Young At Art Museum, the first stage of this project will take place during Art Basel on Saturday, December 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wynwood Project, 2103 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Miami. Over the course of a five-year period, “Time After Time Capsule” is expected to travel to 10 cities throughout the world. After the Miami event, the project is expected to travel to New York City.

“Time After Time Capsule” explores whether the concept of Kawaii can actually effect global change. Masuda defines Kawaii as an individualized microcosm of collected objects and feelings uniquely personalized by each individual. Bringing together these microcosms into a greater whole, in “Time After Time Capsule,” Masuda—together with participants—hopes to collect a plethora of items that have intimate sentimental value in larger-than-life time capsules. Planning to create multiple animal-shared time capsules, as homage to the memory of childhood, Masuda has created a bear-shaped capsule for the Miami event, one of his favorite motifs.

Masuda plans to undertake this participatory project in a number of cities in the next five years. The project will culminate in 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympics, where the time capsules—filled with personal objects—are expected to be gathered from all over the world to Tokyo and re-interpreted as a sculptural intervention in a public space.

Visitors are invited to participate in Sebastian Masuda’s “Time After Time Capsule event in Florida in the following way:

Please bring one colorful item that has sentimental or special value to contribute to the project, something to preserve for the future. The capsule is expected to be preserved for a long time, so please bring non-perishable goods and non-edible items to add.

In addition, 6%DOKIDOKI shop girl Yuka will travel from Japan to appear in Masuda’s “Colorful Rebellion – Seventh Nightmare” exhibition at the Young At Art Museum. This is a rare chance to meet both Sebastian and Yuka in the United States. Yuka’s exact performance times have not been decided, so please call the Young At Art Museum (954-424-0085) for the latest schedule info.

Harajuku’s famous 6%DOKIDOKI boutique will also have a popup shop during the Florida exhibitions.

For more information on Sebastian’s Masuda’s “Time After Time Capsule” in Florida, check the official event Facebook page. For more info on the “Colorful Rebellion – Seventh Nightmare” exhibition, check the Young At Art Museum’s official website. For more information on Sebastian Masuda, visit his official Facebook page.

All photos courtesy of Sebastian Masuda.

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