• EXHIBITION FASHION ART EU AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

    posted by Studio Phil Akashi on Monday, December 1, 2014

    Phil Akashi has been selected by the Fashion Art Institute to represent Belgium at the Fashion Art EU Exhibition. This ambitious project is a collaboration between the Fashion Art Institute and the European Institutions. It aims to gather “ARTE y MODA” to promote creativity in Europe. The exhibition will be held during 6 months between November 2014 and May 2015 in the Parlamentarium, the visitors' centre of the European Parliament in Brussels.

     

    28 artists from the European Union are to be the protagonists of this unique exhibition - each of the artists using their personal technique to communicate European values in their particular manner. The result is a new pictorial language uniting very diverse artistic movements that coexist in harmony - reminiscent of the harmony of coexistence among the countries of the European Union. 

     

    Spanish designer Manuel Fernandez, with great international vision, had the initiative of merging art and fashion in 1998 as he presented in one piece the work of renowned artists and their designs. Since then, Fashion Art has emerged as a pluralistic movement and has exhibited in more than twenty prestigious museums around the world. More than three million people have visited these exhibitions.

     

    Phil Akashi created a dress mixing Japanese Sumi ink and Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese characters: 文/“culture” and 乐观/”optimism”. The artwork is called “a Touch of Optimism” as the artist hopes the European will start to re-build together a culture of Optimism. Download the Press Release

     

    “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” Winston Churchill

     

    Phil Akashi European Parliament Exhibition
    Japanese Sumi ink and Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese character: 文/“culture”

     

     

    MAKING OF IN HONG KONG

     

     


    SHOOTING IN MADRID
     


     

     

    EXHIBITION IN BRUSSELS

    Fashion Art EU Phil Akashi Sylvie Guillaume
    Phil Akashi's dress photographed by ©Eugenio Recuenco  

     

     


    INTERVIEW AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

     

     




    LIST OF THE 28 ARTISTS:
     

    Austria - Barbara Rapp
    Italy - Claudia Bonollo,
    Belgium - Phil Akashi
    Latvia - Agita Keiri
    Bulgaria - Valentin Kovatchev
    Lithuania - Migle Kosinskaite
    Croatia - Stjepan Sandrk
    Luxembourg - Andrée Schwabe
    Cyprus - Ioanna Voskou
    Malta - Marisa Attard
    Czech - Pasta Oner
    Netherlands - Giovanni Dalessi
    Denmark - Naja Conrad,
    Poland - Magdalena Firlag
    Estonia - Heikki Leis
    Portugal - Andrea Da Loba
    Finland - Juha Viirilä
    Romania - Loreta Isac
    France - Charles Villeneuve
    Slovakia - Tomas Picha
    Germany - Jim Avignon
    Slovenia - Cveto Marsic
    Greece - Charis Tsevis
    Spain - Suso33
    Hungary - Franyo Aatoth
    Sweden - Cecilia Sikström
    Irland - Ken Lambert
    United Kingdom - Sickboy 

     


     

     

     

    PRESS (Selection) - Click on the link to see the article

    European Parliament  (interview on Youtube)

    El Pais SModa

    Discubrir el Arte

    Forbes 

    Spotuart Gallery

    Euronews

    El Diario

    TVE

    -EU Parliament (FR)

    -EU Parliament (NL)

     

     

     

     


    OTHER PICTURES AND VIDEO


    Phil Akashi European Fashion Art European Parliament 2014 20015
    Phil Akashi's dress photographed by ©Eugenio Recuenco 

     

     

     

    Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 4
    Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese character: 乐观/”optimism”

     

     

    Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 2
    Phil Akashi at work in his studio in Hong Kong

     

     

    Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 5
    Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese character: 文/“culture”

     

     

    Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 6
    Phil Akashi at work in his studio in Hong Kong

     

     

    Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 8
    Japanese Sumi ink and Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese character: 乐观/”optimism”

     

     

    Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 7
    Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese characters: 乐观/”optimism”

     

     

    Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 9
    Phil Akashi at work in his studio in Hong Kong

     

     

    Phil Akashi European Parliament Fashion Art Institute 10
    Japanese Sumi ink and Cinnabar paste with seal imprints with Chinese characters: 
    文/“culture” and 乐观/”optimism” 

     

    Catalogue Fashion Art EU & sketch Phil Akashi
    Catalogue Fashion Art EU & sketch Phil Akashi 

     

    Fashion Art EU at European Parliament
    Fashion Art EU at European Parliament

     

    Phil Akashi Fashion Art EU at ART BASEL MIAMI
    Fashion Art EU at ART BASEL MIAMI 2014

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Phil Akashi installation "the Circle of Time" in the Venice Arsenale organized by #MoCA #Italia #Venice #arsenal #finalist #winner Special Prize Open #fineart #installationart #philakashi #inkonpaper #arsenale #artelagunaprize #democracy #crisis #east #west #dialogue