The Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, is teaming up with the venerable Asian and Asian-American pop culture magazine Giant Robot for a three-month long exhibition. SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Giant Robot by showcasing 15 contemporary artists and various artifacts from the publication’s history. Giant Robot founder Erik Nakamura will be the curator for the event. According to the OMCA website:
The exhibition also features Giant Robot magazines, ephemera, vinyl toys, custom vending machines, and the original Giant Robot Scion XB inspired by Nintendo’s Famicom gaming console, designed by Eric Nakamura and fabricated by Len Higa. The car-turned-interactive gaming station boasts built-in sound and projectors, enabling visitors to use the car to play the original game Return of the Quack by Chevy Ray Johnston with graphics by Matt Furie.
The exhinit will run April 19 through July 27. There are a number of events being held at the museum tying in with the main exhibition:
SuperAwesome Salon: Film
Friday, March 21, 2014, 7–9 pm
OMCA Film | CAAMFest 2014: Awesome Asian Bad Guys
Friday, March 21, 2014, 9:30–11 pm
OMCA Family Drop-in Workshop: Flipbooks
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12–3 pm
SuperAwesome Salon: Zines & Print Culture
Friday, May 30, 2014, 7–9 pm
Annual Marvin Spohn Lecture in the Graphic Arts | Album Cover Art
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 1–2:30 pm
SuperAwesome is being held in conjunction with Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records.