Complex Announces ComplexCon – The First Cultural World’s Fair For This Generation
COMPLEX announced today the launch of ComplexCon, the first-ever, first of its kind festival and exhibition created to bring together pop culture, art, music, food, style, sports, and more. The inaugural event will take place in Long Beach, CA November 5-6, 2016.
World renowned renaissance man Pharrell Williams and i am OTHER have signed on to help create ComplexCon. In this capacity, Pharrell will work both in front and behind the scenes as the Cultural Director and Host Committee Chair for the event. Of his involvement, Pharrell explains, “I’m inspired by a myriad of different events I’ve had the fortune of being a part of…whether they’ve focused on art, design, music, food or science. When i am OTHER connected with Marc Ecko and the COMPLEX team, we were instantly aligned – we wanted to combine a little bit of all these elements and create a unique, new initiative.”
Joining Pharrell as the first Host Committee member for the event, internationally prolific contemporary artist Takashi Murakami is responsible for designing the event’s brand identity and will lend his oversight to the overall design and aesthetic experience. “When Marc Ecko approached me about being on the host committee, I met with him in their office on 50th street and felt firsthand the good vibe and untamed, youthful energy they possess,” says Murakami. “It was that spirit that led me to participate in the project. It looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!”
ReedPop, the producers of New York’s Comic-Con and Agenda, have partnered with COMPLEX to create a unique event that will bring together a consumer experience carefully curated by the most influential minds in the world to life. ComplexCon will serve as a celebration of everything that is COMPLEX. Daytime events will cover everything from shopping to food (and more) while evening festivities will be centered around music performances and experiences – all to be curated by a select annual host committee.
Event and Ticket information will be available at http://www.complexcon.com.