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Internationally prolific contemporary artist Takashi Murakami returns to the ComplexCon host committee to once again design the event’s brand identity and lend his oversight to the overall design and aesthetic experience. Murakami’s renowned KaiKai Kiki art production company will curate a space within the Art Zone during ComplexCon and collaborate with artists and gallerists. Over the past year, ComplexCon has deepened its relationship with Murakami, partnering with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for the artist’s upcoming solo show “Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg,” in Chicago. ComplexCon will host a pop-up gift shop featuring exclusive limited-edition merchandise.

Hype East

Sat Nov 4, 5:00pmLounge Room 104A

In the 80’s, streetwear emerged from the American surf and skate subcultures; however, it wasn’t until the Japanese reinvention in the 90’s that brought it to the next level. ComplexCon(versations) has brought together some of the most important figures in Japanese and American streetwear. They’ll reflect on the symbiotic relationship of the two cultures, and the infinite cycle of influence that has been established.

Virgil X Takashi: Retrospectives in Collaboration & Superflat

Sun Nov 5, 4:00pmLounge Room 104A