Silence Was Golden – Snobs, Eslite Spectrum Songyan
In 2015, Public Delivery collaborated with the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, Taiwan’s first museum to be dedicated exclusively to contemporary art and one of the most prominent art institutions of Asia. Silence Was Golden is our on-going global public art project which is centered around words or short phrases made out of golden letter shaped balloons, chosen by performers to express their feelings towards their environment and the histories surrounding it. Words were collected through an open call, and then performed together with a variety of people, including students from Tainan National University of the Arts, National Taiwan Normal University, Tamkang University and Taipei Jingmei Girls High School in different locations all over Taipei.
Up until now, the project was performed 253 times in 1/4 of the world’s countries (179 cities, 48 countries, six continents).
Silence Was Golden – Anxious, Huashan Creative Park
Silence Was Golden – Boss, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Silence Was Golden – Date, Bitan Suspension Bridge
Silence Was Golden – Fear, Xindian ghost house
Silence Was Golden – Hustle, 228 Peace Memorial Park
Silence Was Golden – Noisy, Museum of Contemporary Art
Silence Was Golden – Nose, Elephant Mountain
Silence Was Golden – Savour, Guang Hua Night Market
Silence Was Golden – Tea, Bitan tea house
Silence Was Golden – Temple, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall
About Slum Vacation
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, with an estimated population of 120,000 inhabitants one of the largest slums in Asia, is located in central Bangkok. This district also houses the Bangkok University Art Gallery, one of South East Asia’s most important non-commercial art spaces, in which Slum Vacation was first displayed alongside a sound and video installation.
Produced in the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russian during the Olympics last week.
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Muralla Alteña, 2013, plastic bags, wood, 600x380cm
We are delighted to share some exclusive studio photos of Luciano Calderon’s upcoming show next week in La Paz, Bolivia.
Photos by Gabriel Barceló
Our next project is coming in May in La Paz, Bolivia!
El Choco is a solo exhibition by the Swiss-Bolivian artist Luciano Calderon. He is going to show completely new works ranging from videos to sculptures and paintings. The exhibition takes place in one of Bolivia’s most important non-commercial art spaces, Centro Cultural de España en La Paz.
Live at the Museum is Public Delivery’s next big project, done together with Andre Hemer. It is an international performance project and an on-going series of video works. So far it has been shot in various locations on four different continents.