Remember when we fell head over heels for POW! WOW! Hawaii? When PangeaSeed took us swimming with sharks? Or when Tristan Eaton collaborated with POW! WOW! to create a mural for Versace’s newest flagship store in Honolulu? The festival never ceases to ignite inspiration and fresh musings for us over at Live FAST Mag, the most recent Taiwan gathering that took place May 28th to June 3rd being no exception.
The festival’s Taiwan debut blew us away, boasting a roster of some of our favorite US artists like Apex, Dabs, Insa, Madsteez, James Jean and Aaron De La Cruz – just to name a few; as well as regional artists such as Reach, Saym, Vita Yang, Xue, and Zishi. Curated by Jasper Wong and producing massive murals (we’re talking over one hundred feet tall), POW! WOW! Taiwan was a great success despite the thunderstorms and intense heat that plagued the festival.
Beginning as a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown to become a collective art movement, globally organizing gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, and live art installations. Expanding to Israel, Jamaica, Washington D.C. and Germany, they’re ruling the art scene with their eclectic rosters and picturesque destinations. Peep some photos by Brandon Shigeta and Vincent Ricafort to consider yourself acquainted with the POW! WOW! team.