Mono-Ha was an art movement active between 1968 and 1975 by Japanese artists who wanted to draw attention to the space and the connection between things in an effort to make the viewer understand his position in relation to the work.

They didn't create artwork from scratch instead they used natural man-made materials and re-arranged them into artworks which later were usually destroyed. This movement was created as an answer to Japan's ruthless development and industrialisation. The first artwork which engaged with this movement was created in October 1968 by Sekine who created his work "Phase – Mother Earth" in Kobe’s Sumarikyu Park for the First Open-Air Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition. Lee Ufan Studio a Korean artist was the one responsible for setting the Mono-Ha movement

philosophy through his article "Beyond Being and Nothingness – A Thesis on Sekine Nobuo". Other artists who graduated from Tokyo’s Tama Art University during the late ’60s followed the Mono-Ha movement and created similar artworks Some of the most well know Mono-ha artists are Jiro Takamatsu Kishio Suga Katsuhiko Narita Keiji Uematsu Koji Enokura Koki Tanaka Lee Ufan Noboru Takayama Nobuo Sekine Noriyuki Haraguchi Susumu Koshimizu You can read more details about the Mono-Ha movement in TokeyoArtBeat article by Ashley Rawlings about "An Introduction to ‘Mono-ha".

Hidden Room was first published back in August of 2012, that was almost 7 years ago. From that day a lot has changed in my life and I had to focus on other things than art.

Even though I'm still busy running things offline I feel it's the right time to change the subject of this website and focus on Asian Contemporary Art. While blogging about art and artists I've found myself very interested in the Asian art scene because it has a weird and mysterious way to merge the traditional art and the new technology-inspired art styles. In fact, Asian art, in my opinion, is at the same time classical and avant-garde. So, without further ado, I want to announce a Paradigm Swift for Hidden Room from a blog dedicated to Arts in general to a magazine mostly focused and dedicated to promoting Asian art and its derivatives.

Javier Perez is one of those artists who doesn't seem to experience any difficulty in getting inspired and creating new artwork.

His recent art project is called "Stop motions experiments" and features many pop doodles presented using the stop motion animation technique. In this artwork series, Javier is using everyday objects like coffee beans and mandarin fruits to show the relationship between time and our daily habits. More Stop Motion artwork by Javier Pere If you want to find more about Javier Pérez check out his Instagram and Behance social profiles. Inspired by DoodlersAnonymous.

Hong Kong artist "King of Kowloon" Tsang Tsou-Choi started drawing street walls with Chinese calligraphy (or Shūfǎ 書法) in 1956 while his work was one of the first graffiti expressions in Hong Kong. Tsang completed more than 55,000 works until his death in 2007.

Most of his street artwork has been replaced or erased by Hong Kong's construction development or renovation, so a project was created by Google's online cultural platform in order to preserve Tsang Tsou-Choi's artwork. Actually, Tsang was the first artist to be featured in Google's cultural platform where more than 170 of his street artwork was saved and presented online. Chang's work was considered by iconic Chinese museums and government as "too controversial" to care for so the only place people can find and enjoy his calligraphy street art is through Google's Arts & Culture online platform. Tsang (aka King of Kowloon) claimed that Kowloon belonged to his ancestor's clan so he wandered around Hong Kong's Kowloon district claiming his land and naming his family members names

through his graffiti and calligraphy artwork. One of Tsang Tsou-Choi's last calligraphy works was in Hong Kong's electricity box and was destroyed about a year ago by a government contractor. Kowloon was famous for its walled city which was torn down 25 years ago (March of 1994). It was called The Wall City because it was built as a high-rise squatter camp covering an enormous complex of 300 interconnected buildings. This used to be one of the most crowded places on earth, 119 times as dense a New York City. From the 1950's, which was the year the complex started building up until its demolition year in 1994, more than 33,000 lived and worked inside the 6.4-acre city. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fd56CGnVRU Tsang Tsou Choi 曾灶財 King of…

This an experiment by Canon's The Lab called as Decoy, about a man who was photographed by six different photographers.

In each of the shoots, he wears the same outfit but he told a different story about his personal background to each of the photographers. One of the photographers was told that he is an ex-convict while another was told that he was a self-made millionaire. The result is unique; photographers shaped the way that man looked like revealing the power that is hidden behind the lens.