19min 51sec, March 2018
Global participatory public art project (2014 – )
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 337 times in 40% of the world’s countries (244 cities, 77 countries, six continents).
Screening on museum plaza
Fairy Tales is a public art project in Taiwan.
Plaza of Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
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
Artist lives in America’s largest Tent City
The Jungle, San Jose, USA
The Clockwork Factory, London, United Kingdom
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.
Installation in Asia’s largest slum and exhibition in a museum in Bangkok, Thailand
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.
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
Public space performances in Bangkok, Thailand
Public space of Bangkok
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.
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
Asia’s tallest mural in Busan, South Korea
Busan, South Korea
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.
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.
Performances in front of museums on four continents
Up until now, 36 films have been made on four continents. See the map below for all locations.
Korea Seoul, Gwacheon
China Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Beijing, Shanghai
Thailand Bangkok Ayutthaya Chiang Mai
Oceania Sydney, Hobart, Wellington
USA / Canada Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Portland
Europe Berlin, Cologne, Leipzig, Milano
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.
Political performance in Hong Kong
Cape Collinson Chinese Permanent Cemetery, Hong Kong
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.
Public art / performance Exhibition Screenings