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Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose Video Recap

Two weeks ago, Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose opened to a colorful audience at the Virginia MOCA. Reviewed here on our blog and in our upcoming issue Volume 40 (now available for pre-order!), this landmark retrospective highlights the visionaries that have appeared in the magazine for the past forty issues, three books, and thousands of pages. Today, we bring you a video recap, courtesy of our friends Kyle Maier and Amie Gibson at Kamio Media.

Two weeks ago, Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose opened to a colorful audience at the Virginia MOCA. Reviewed here on our blog and in our upcoming issue Volume 40 (now available for pre-order!), this landmark retrospective highlights the visionaries that have appeared in the magazine for the past forty issues, three books, and thousands of pages. Today, we bring you a video recap, courtesy of our friends Kyle Maier and Amie Gibson at Kamio Media.

Kamio Media is a video production studio currently located in beautiful historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. They play a special role in the ten year history of Hi-Fructose, having produced our video series “From Page to Screen”, which features behind-the-scenes studio visits with artists like Scott hove, Nicola Verlato, Jennybird, whose work is also featured in Turn the Page. (Awesome side note: they also write their own music of various genres, so all of their videos come with 100% original content.)

This video provides a more in-depth walk through of the exhibit, featuring art by: AJ Fosik, Audrey Kawasaki, Barnaby Barford, Beth Cavener, Brian Dettmer, Brian McCarty, Camille Rose Garcia, Chris Berens, Erwin Wurm, Femke Hiemstra, Fulvio di Piazza, Gehard Demetz, Greg “Craola” Simkins, James Jean, Jean-Pierre Roy***, Jennybird Alcantara, Jeremy Geddes, Josh Keyes, Kate MacDowell***, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kehinde Wiley, Kevin Cyr, Kris Kuksi, Marion Peck, Marco Mazzoni, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Ryden, Martin Whitfooth, MARS-1, Nicola Verlato, Olek, Ray Caesar, Ron English, Sam Gibbons, Scott Hove, Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson, Tiffany Bozic, Tim Biskup, Todd Schorr, Tracey Snelling, Travis Louie, Victor Castillo, Wayne White and Yoshitomo Nara.

Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose is presented by the City of Virginia Beach and supported through a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Acoustical Sheetmetal, Capital Group Companies, PRA Group, the Fine Family Fund, and other MOCA supporters as well as grants made possible by the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Business Consortium for Arts Support.

The exhibition is on view at the Virginia MOCA through December 31st, 2016. For more information about the exhibition, coinciding events and workshops, and tour stops, visit the museum’s website.


Ron English


Tracey Snelling


Travis Louie


Mark Ryden


Mark Dean Veca


Beth Cavener


Martin Wittfooth


Scott Hove


AJ Fosik


Camille Rose Garcia


Gary Taxali


Kris Kuksi


Kris Kuksi


Josh Keyes


Gehard Demetz

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