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Exhibition On GCW Stars In Japan To Open In New York City Next Week

April 23, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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An exhibition focusing on GCW competing in Japan is set to open at the end of this weekend in New York City. Orange Crush announced last month that the “Visitors” exhibition, which is based around imagery from the book of the same name by Nick Park, will open on Sunday at NADA Space. It will be open from April 28th through May 5th and is curated by Adam Abdalla and Reilly Davidson.

Visitors is described in promotional material as follows:

Every pro wrestler dreams of working in Korakuen Hall, and every fan dreams of visiting…

October 2023. International deathmatch promotion Game Changer Wrestling became the first American independent professional wrestling company to run their own show at Tokyo’s storied Korakuen Hall, bringing over twenty wrestlers and referees from the U.S. and Mexico, many of whom performed in Japan for the very first time.

VISITORS is an exceptionally rare look at the bloody and tender moments of life on the road. Featuring 200 pages of match and behind-the-scenes shots by storied wrestling photographer Nick Karp, the limited-edition hardcover book, handsomely hand-painted in blood red, showcases a group of wrestlers far from home, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Featuring talent including Joey Janela, Jun Kasai, Rina Yamashita, Masha Slamovich, Effy, Allie Katch, El Hijo del Vikingo, Gringo Loco, Jordan Oliver, Los Macizos, and many more, VISITORS is Nick Karp’s second collaboration with Adam Abdalla, publisher of Orange Crush and Affidavit / Affidavit: Discovery, following on the heels of the 2020’s Death in Covid, a closeup look of outdoor deathmatch shows staged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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