The Internet Yami- Ichi * is a free -to -attend flea market where people gather and exchange “Internet -ish” things in real life. Originating in the mysterious orient** the New York edition of the Internet Yami-Ichi will be the first in the United States and appropriately, the largest yet. Over 100 vendors will sell their stuff at Knockdown Center, a 50,000 square foot former door factory-turned arts space in Maspeth, Queens.
Online secret society IDPW organized the first Internet Yami-Ichi in Tokyo in 2012. Since then it has travelled to Berlin, Sapporo , Brussels , and Amsterdam . Past vendor items include glitch -embroidered clothing, Edward Snowden snow globes, and apps rejected by Apple. The Internet Yami-Ichi in New York coincides with the first ever WWyW (World Wide Yami Ichi Weeks), simultaneous markets in Taichung, Taiwan; Linz, Austria, and Seoul, Korea.
Flea markets and the Internet are both fanatical and chaotic mixes of the amazing and the useless. In the Internet Yami-Ichi the wills and desires which brought us online are salvaged into a social exchange celebrating the Internet, in the real world.
Adam Okrasinski, Addie
Sarah Rothberg, Sessa Englund, Sekai Kouzuma, Several.Works, Sharang Biswas,Shingo Ohno, ShunyaHAGIWARA, Song Hia, Tabita Rezaire, tadahi, Takuya Hosogane, Eri Takane, Taisan Tanaka, Taeyoon Choi, Gifpop, Alvin Yeung, Takashi Horisaki, Tess Adams, Transfer Gallery,
Trish MacKenzie, Twinhead and Cat Holtz, Uttam Grandhi, Uni & Yefeng, VSOON, Wade Jeffree, WEATHER MAN, Yuchen Zhang, Zach Krall, Zach Lieberman, ZZYW!!
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