• Street Museum Exhibition at the Power Station Of Art

    posted by Studio Phil Akashi on Saturday, August 8, 2015

    During the month of August 2015, the Power Station of Art invited three artists-in-residence at the Swatch Art Peace Hotel – Kartika Mediani, Phil Akashi and Martin Romeo - to show their work within the Street Museum, as part of the exhibition, Yona Friedman: Mobile Architecture. The Street Museum is nothing like the traditional museum, but to break its order, challenge its authority, call for emotions and anarchy, welcome daily alive spirit. 

    The main idea of the Street Museum was to open a door for individual expression within the institution of the museum. The artworks of the selected artists have been featured in organic glass ‘display cases’ in the structure of protein chain and in the form of drawer.  Phil Akashi exhibited artworks from his Legend of the Dragon Street Art project, which offers unexpected similarities to Yona Friedman monumetal installation “Spatial Town” representing an urban carpet with invented pictograms inspired by the Bible.

    The Power Station of Art (PSA) occupies an area of 42-thousand square meters and is the first state-run museum dedicated to contemporary art in Mainland China. Renovated from the former Nanshi Power Plant, PSA was once the Pavilion of Future during the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The museum has not only witnessed the city’s vast changes from the industry age to the IT era, but also provided a rich source of inspirations for artists with its simple yet straightforward architectural styles. It is also home to the Shanghai Biennale. 

     

     

     Phil Akashi The Power Station of Art

    Courtesy of the Power Station of Art

     

    Power Station of Art 

     

     Phil Akashi The Power Station of Art

    The Street Museum - Yona Friedman & Phil Akashi

     

     

    Phil Akashi Yona Friedman  

     

     

     Phil Akashi The Power Station of Art

    The Street Museum - Yona Friedman & Phil Akashi

     

     

     Phil Akashi The Power Station of Art

    Detail of Phil Akashi's artwork at the Power Station of Art - Shanghai 2015

     

     

    Phil Akashi Power Station of Art

    Yona Friedman - installation “Spatial Town” in the Power Station of Art

     

     

     Phil Akashi The Power Station of Art

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