Magic Pony Pop-Up Shop
Design Exchange, TorontoFeb 7 - May 19, 2014
Magic Pony is proud to partner with the Design Exchange to create a pop-up shop for the exhibition This Is Not a Toy, Feb 7 -May 19, 2014. We have all your Pony favourites - KIdrobot, Totoro, Miffy, Moomin - and a special curated a selection of goods from Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Coarse and Medicom that are featured in This Is Not a Toy exhibition. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay on top of all the events and special products we are introducing for 2014.
Location & Hours:
234 Bay Street (just south of KIng)
Mon - Wed 10-5pm
Fri, Sat 10-5pm
About the Exhibition:
This is Not a Toy is the world's first exhibition featuring a collection of over 200 contemporary sculptures, figurines and artworks created by artists including Takashi Murakami, KAWS, FriendsWithYou, Misaki Kawai, Coarse, Huck Gee, and many more.
The exhibition also features a Magic Pony curated project entitled Pon Pon Pony Jam - an installation offering perspectives on the appeal and significance of the Designer Toy movement and their role within contemporary art. We focus on six international artists who are pioneers in the world of Designer Toys - James Jarvis (UK), Devilrobots(JP), Nathan Jurevicius (AUS), Pete Fowler(UK), Junko Mizuno(JP) & Michael Lau(HK).
All from different backgrounds, each of these artists has formed a visual philosophy through character creation & an unconventional medium - the art toy. Presented as a series of natural history dioramas, viewers can explore and observe the figures as specimens existing within the habitat of the artists imagination.