SELECTED PUBLIC ART PROJECTS

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19min 11sec, June 2017

Global participatory public art project (2014 – )

About
This site specific collaborative and participatory project gives local people the opportunity and freedom to express their feeling towards their direct environment. Open to everyone, from every background, the project questions the mythical domination artists have within visual art. Balloons are used as a visual language and to create art in public space without a professional visual artist.

Silence Was Golden was performed 300 times in 32% of the world’s countries (215 cities, 63 countries, six continents).

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2015

Fairy Tales - Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art

Screening on museum plaza

About
Fairy Tales is a public art project in Taiwan.

Space
Plaza of Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

Artists
Lida Abdul, Afghanistan
Said Atabekov, Kazakhstan
Mohamed Bourouissa, Algeria
Chen Chieh-Jen, Taiwan
Cao Fei, China
Yang Fudong, China
Cyprien Gaillard, France
Dejan Kaludjerović, Yugoslavia
Mari Kim, South Korea
Kamin Lertchaiprasert, Thailand
Taus Makhacheva, Russia
Almagul Menlibayeva, Kazakhstan
Mariko Mori, Japan
Ahmet Ögüt, Turkey
Adrian Paci, Italy
Public Delivery, South Korea
Wang Qingsong, China
Walid Raad, Lebanon
Cheng Ran, China & Item Idem, France
Taps & Moses, Germany
Guido van der Werve, Netherlands
Erwin Wurm, Austria
Miao Xiaochun, China

  • The Clockwork Factory, London (UK), 2014, installation view

Artist lives in America’s largest Tent City

Artist
Phil America

Locations
The Jungle, San Jose, USA
The Clockwork Factory, London, United Kingdom

About
The artist lived each day with its residents and learned to defend himself in an autonomous society where its residents are surrounded with violence and despair on a daily basis. After spending a month in the tattered slums of Thailand, Phil America showcases the difference between countries and the similarities of desperation.

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2013

Installation in Asia’s largest slum and exhibition in a museum in Bangkok, Thailand

About
Slum Vacation takes viewers on an up close and personal trip to the Klong Toey slums with a performance project by American artist Phil America, in which he builds a house to live in Thailand’s largest marginal settlement area (slum) for 30 days. He integrates himself into the local community, bringing awareness to the 1⁄3 of the world’s urban population living in slums.

Spaces
Klong Toey, Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok University Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
25-story-tall digital billboard at Times Square, New York, USA
Greek Film Archive / Film Museum, Athens, Greece
Bronx Art Space, New York, USA
Museum of Almería, Almería, Spain
Sacramento State University, USA

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Public space performances in Bangkok, Thailand

Artist
Phil America

Location
Public space of Bangkok

About
White Ambition is a sculptural installation shown together with a single channel video performance project filmed in 2013 in the heart of the world’s most visited city, Bangkok. It explores the relationship fixation on classism and beauty and how it relates to the desire to have whiter skin. Cultural identity, gender, and virtue are often associated with whiteness.

Exhibitions
Museum of Modern Art in New York, USA, at the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building
Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, USA
Nowon Culture and Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea

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2012

  • wherethereisnostrugglethereisnostrength, 2012 (Busan, spray paint+emulsion paint)

Asia’s tallest mural in Busan, South Korea

Artist
Hendrik Beikirch

Location
Busan, South Korea

About
During summer 2012, German painter Hendrik Beikirch, created not only a stunning work but an iconic piece that stretches over 70 meters (230 ft.) high and is yet to be considered as Asia’s tallest mural.

Press
Printed in several magazines in Europe, Asia and the US like Bloomberg Markets and View, and prominently featured on on TV channels such as ARTE.TV and MBC, hundreds of sites like dezeen, designboom, Architizer, freshome, good.is, Moco Loco, Hypebeast and many other major blogs and magazines, it generated more than ten million impressions around the world and more than a hundred thousands Facebook likes.

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2011

  • LIve at the Museum at Nanjing - Jiangsu Art Gallery, China

Performances in front of museums on four continents

Artist
Andre Hemer

Locations
Up until now, 36 films have been made on four continents. See the map below for all locations.
Korea Seoul, Gwacheon
Japan Tokyo
China Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Beijing, Shanghai
Taiwan Taipei
Thailand Bangkok Ayutthaya Chiang Mai
Oceania Sydney, Hobart, Wellington
USA / Canada Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Portland
Europe Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig, Milano

About
Live at the Museum is an on-going series of video works. The democracy of art and the use of public space are key components of this work. It is an indefinitely ongoing series and while each work stands on its own, they are interconnected through a shared distance to global cultural agendas and a quiet beauty emanating from the covert act of street performance. Live at the Museum is an investigation into the collective and institutional affirmation given to culture, while also functioning as a digital archive to cache the contribution of its participants.

Exhibitions
Münchener Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea
Guangzhou Art Center in Guangzhou, China

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Political performance in Hong Kong

Artist
Jon Leung

Location
Cape Collinson Chinese Permanent Cemetery, Hong Kong

About
Home from home was a site-specific acte-de-présence by Jon Leung in 2011 on a hill overlooking Hong Kong, playing with boundaries, symbols and (their) perceptions. Using an omnipresent and almost banal object, a flag, and disturbing its reception.

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