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PHIL AKASHI AT OPEN 20 | 01.09.2017


Artist: Phil Akashi
Location: Hilton Moliton Stucky, Giudecca - Venice

Opening: 1st September 2017
OPEN 20: 1st September - 1st October 2017


The artist Phil Akashi exhibits his work "Resistance" during OPEN 20. International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations. This opportunity steams from the collaboration beetween Arte Laguna Prize and Arte Communication which has selected Phil Akashi as the winner of the Special Prize "Festivals and Exhibitions".

OPEN is born from the principle of creating an outdoor exposure where art can break into the outside environment to attract the onlooker. Conceived and curated by Paolo De Grandis, the exhibition is organised by PDG Arte Communications and takes place every year in Venice in September, during the Venice International Film Festival.

OPEN is a great public park, a weave of nature and culture, internal and external, biological and technological, painting and multimedia, a synthesis of characters and of contemporary trends. In this way, the territory becomes a privileged observatory that offers to the public a new perception of art.

On the occasion of OPEN 20, Phil Akashi realizes the work "Resistance": a travel journal among oriental history, ancient customs and social reflection. In this work it is clear that the artist tends to reduce the subjects of his works to motifs repeated in an unceasing process in which the seal becomes the sign of a space built not on the laws of perspective, but on the suggestion that the onlooker draws from them. An apparent pre-constituted order pressed by an obsessive “rhythm” that captures the attention of each onlooker with great force. A game of solids and voids, a visual seesaw of sudden concealments and revelations. Like a book, it opens to reveal truths that declare the strength of a possible and fruitful meeting between similar and different cultures.

Artist: Phil Akashi
Title of the work: Resistance
Date: 1st September - 1st October 2017
Location: Hilton Moliton Stucky, Giudecca Venice

Opening OPEN 20: 1st September 2017
3 pm - Giardino Moresco, Hotel Excelsior Lido: performance "Reverie PourOntani"
6 pm - Sala Plenaria, Hilton Molino Stucky, Giudecca: press conference
7.30 pm - Hilton Molino Stucky: performance Marco Fioramanti and Ana Rusiniuc “Il Relitto della Sirena”

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