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PERSONAS 111 by Tomihiro Kono
24.09. – 07.10.20
Japan-based hair artist, head prop designer and wig maker Tomihiro Kono [河野富広] presents its latest book PERSONAS 111 – The Art of Wig Making [konomad editions, 2020].

A journey of 180 pages through hair experimentations, transformations and possibilities, published by his own house co-founded with the photographer Sayaka Maruyama.

Artifact c/o Spazio Maiocchi will be flooded with Tomi hand-made creations as a stargate for multiverses feelings and characters. The wigs become sculptural elements that amplify, mask or define identities, suggesting personal and collective imaginaries.

Opening Talk at 7.30 pm with Tomihiro Kono & Sayaka Maruyama [Japan] in remote conversation with Anna Battista [Italy/UK] screening live at Artifact through RSVP and on igTV

This will be a rare opportunity to find Tomi’s previous book HEAD PROP studies 2013-2016 [konomad editions, 2017], his ‘fancy wigs’, custom face masks made in collaboration with Collina Strada designer Hillary Taymour during the Coronavirus lockdown in New York, and T-shirts. Three free limited editions posters will be available for the public.
Supported by Slam Jam.
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