Get ready for Pow! Wow!, one of the most important art festivals in the world

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International artists unite to create art

Text by Cristina Ochoa

Translation by Briana Prieto Fuentes

A whole week to enjoy art by any of its presentations: paintings, installations, music and cinema. All of this will happen next week in the neighborhood of Kaka’ako in Hawaii.

Pow!, the impact of art has on a person; Wow!, the reaction art provokes in the viewer; this is how festival members are defined. It has been established as one of the most important festivals internationally by the number of participating artists, the magnitude of their events and the diversity of activities.

Pow! Wow! is a gathering that honors culture and seeks to create links between the participants and the people who visit the place. From February 11th to the 18th the edition of 2017 will be made, which will include electronic musicians such as Steve Aoki and Autoerotique. In addition, the documentary Saving Banksy will be screened on one of the most representative figures of street art.


Curated by Andrew Hosner, the event aims to make an exploration into what contemporary art means. The project counts with facilities and an educational program in art and music, with which they also intend to involve people from the neighborhood.

Taiwan, Israel, Singapore, New Zealand and Germany are some of the nations that have participated in the event, which has featured more than 100 artists.

In this edition Amandalyn, Dave Van Peten, Drew Merritt, Bounce, 1010, Fafi, and Kevin Lyons will participate among others.

Mural by Dave Van Peter

 

Mural by Amandalynn

 

Mural by Drew Merritt

 

In times of change and uncertainty, only the sense of community can save us from a nervous breakdown. Art is the perfect excuse for combining tastes, customs and expressions.

 

With information from Pow! Wow!

 

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