In the spirit of ocean conservation the Japan-based non-profit organization, PangeaSeed, is ramping up for it’s third annual art exhibition tailored to address one the biggest threats facing the health of world’s oceans today – the rapid mass depletion of sharks.
With each minute that passes close to 200 sharks are killed, adding up to an astonishing 80 million deaths each year. The majority of these sharks are killed only for their fins to satisfy an unsustainable appetite for shark fin soup in Asia and other parts of the world. In the cruel practice known as “finning,” the shark is hooked and brought aboard the boat where its fins are then cut off and the still alive but limbless animal is tossed back into the sea to drown.
All artwork is for sale with proceeds helping to keep sharks afloat both in Japan and around the world. Curated by Pangea Seed and Koji Harmon, featured artists include some of your favorites in the toy and art world such as: Bwana Spoons, Cometdebris, Cupco, Le Merde, Skinner, Suckadelic, and a ton more. Also, PangeaSeed will donate a percentage of proceeds to help aid animals affected by the March 2011 earthquake in Japan.
Show opens July 16th and runs through the 22nd. Check it out if you're in Tokyo!
M Event Space & Bar in Daikanyama (http://www.m-event-bar.com)
Pangea Seed (pangeaseed.com)