PEOPLEText: Mariko Takei

What do you think about Japanese culture?

I am very interested on Japanese culture. I like the mix of new with tradition, and the great respect one shows the other. Sao Paulo hosts the biggest colony of Japanese outside Japan, and in a way it is mixed with the local culture. In Sao Paulo you can find the best Japanese food in Liberdade Neighboorhood (little Japan) and many ancient traditions that may be even long forgoten in Japan.


Thank you for the posters for free giveaways to SHIFT readers! Could you explain about the poster set?

Limited edition poster collection. 10 original unreleased artworks by 10 of the most talented artists worldwide: MWM, Bruno 9li, Neasden Control Centre, Evgeny Kiselev, Catalina Estrada, Dalek, Sergei Sviatchenko, Wagner Pinto, Alexander Egger, Veljko Onjin.

Size 55cm x 150cm, this set of ten incredible posters come rolled and placed carefullly into a cardboard tube, to save them from any kind of bad weather or the regular lousy mailmen. It is 10 pieces of art for you to enjoy and hang in your walls.

Celebrating its 8th anniversary, what would you like to do for the next stage of ROJO®?

The ROJO® team is now working on an event with many hosting cities, that resembles an art biennale, but that shows the proceses and the results in all medias, from visual arts, video art, sound art and many mixes in between all these. A huge fun creative party, to be enjoyed and also to be part of.
If we are lucky enough to find the necessary support, and to be able to create it, this should be our 10th anniversary project.


What’s your upcoming plan/project?

We are now working in a ROJO® application for iphone, which will soon be released and will make ROJO® issues available to many more people for a very affordable price. We are also working in the next batch of books by MOMO, Sergio Mora, Mark Jenkins and Wagner Pinto to be ready in July 1st.
You can buy them online as well as the rest of the ROJO® publications at www.rojo-shop.com.


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Tel: +34 934 673 598

Text: Mariko Takei

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