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Chim↑ Pom

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Chim↑Pom is an artist collective formed in 2005 in Tokyo with Ushiro Ryuta, Hayashi Yasutaka, Ellie, Okada Masataka, Inaoka Motomu, and Mizuno Toshinori, all of whom were in their twenties at the time. Responding instinctively to the “real” of their times, Chim↑Pom has continuously released works that intervene in contemporary society with strong social messages. Using video as a primary discipline, their expressions freely cross over a range of media, from installation to performance. While based in Tokyo, they develop their activities globally in exhibitions and projects in various countries. More recently, they have expanded their activities further to include the direction of art magazines and exhibition curation. Japanese-language publications Naze Hiroshima No Sora Wo PIKA! To Saseteha Ikenainoka (Why Can’t We Make the Sky of Hiroshima “PIKA!”? Tokyo: MUJIN-TO Production, 2009), Chim↑Pom (Tokyo: Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 2010), and Geijutsu Jikkohan (Tokyo: Asahi Press, 2012), as well as Japanese-English bilingual publication SUPER RAT (Tokyo: Parco, 2012), are now available.