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What is street art? You may know Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat who started their careers in this genre. Banksy is leaving his mark all over the world fetching record-breaking prices and art lovers have come to appreciate this art form. You see graffiti on the sides of buildings or tunnels. Is it art or is it something undesirable?

Serial entrepreneur and CEO of TOTEMO Marty Roberts launched this art startup during the pandemic when he used Tokyo graffiti as a teaching tool for his children's art lessons. Being an art lover and seeing so many wonderful works in unexpected places, he was struck with the beauty of graffiti art. Graffiti as you can imagine is still a crime in Japan, and the art form is not permanent. Being an entrepreneur, he came up with ways to preserve the art, support the artists, and help collectors create a new ecosystem.

Please join us to learn about a groundbreaking new art start-up, the world of street art movement from serial entrepreneur, Marty Roberts, curator, Elena Calderon Alaez on how street art is evolving and get insights from the artists and creators making these amazing works. Jodee Knowles, painter from Australia, will also join us to share her artworks and her thoughts on various forms of art.

Event and Registration Details

  • This event will be conducted in-person and online, and registration is required.
  • In-person participation is for members and guests only. Please pay your fee by credit card or at the door.
  • Online participation is open to the public and free.

To attend online, please sign up from the registration form for online participation.


In-person: Founding Member

This ticket is for in-person attendance for Asia Society Japan Founding Members only.

Member Price Complimentary
In-person: Guest

This ticket is for in-person attendance for members’ guests or Asia21 Fellows.
- Standard Price: Pay online (Visa or Mastercard only)
- Door Price: Pay at the door on the day

Standard Price ¥5,500
Door Price ¥6,000


International House of Japan (B1)


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