• PHIL AKASHI IN MOMA TALKS

    posted by Studio Phil Akashi on Thursday, August 15, 2013

    In honor of Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday yesterday, I wanted to post a beautiful work by an artist I came across who pays homage to this great man. Shanghai-based artist Phil Akashi made a work called Tribute to Nelson Mandela, in which he painted a monumental portrait of the international hero from 27,000 punches on a wall using the Chinese characters 自由/“Freedom.

    According to the artist: “This artwork exemplifies Nelson Mandela’s 27 years of incarceration but also symbolize his lifelong brave stand for freedom and equality. Nelson Mandela is an extraordinary artist of peace. He sacrificed his own freedom to fight for the freedom of others and therefore represents a fantastic source of inspiration for the entire world.” Phil Akashi (artist’s website). 

    Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela! May you continue to recover and find strength.

    Sarah Kennedy, Associate Educator, MoMA Studio Lab Programs


    Phil Akashi - MoMATALKS 2013

    Mandela - Phil Akashi 2 #the seal artist

    Phil Akashi Tribute to Mandela 





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  • Phil Akashi & Jenny Holzer at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA). Exhibition entitled '2050. A Brief History of the Future.' Taiwan 2018 #jennyholzer #philakashi #aiweiwei @ntmofa #fineart #asianart #inkart #contemporaryart #belgianartist #chineseart

  • Rome - Rings on Fire series, archival pigment print and acrylic on Hahnemühle Cotton Rag #philakashi #contemporaryart #fineart #belgianartist #eastmeetswest Visible on @artandcollect #artandcollect #artandonly

  • Rome - Rings on Fire series, archival pigment print and acrylic on Hahnemühle Cotton Rag #philakashi #contemporaryart #fineart #belgianartist #eastmeetswest Visible on @artandcollect #artandcollect #artandonly

  • Phil Akashi & Han Hsiang-ning 韓湘寧 at MOCA in Dali, China #philakashi #HanHsiangning #MoCA #China #belgianart #eastmeetswest #belgianartist #fineart #chineseart #streetart #dali #chongqing

  • I am excited to announce the next exhibition '2050. A Brief History of the Future' at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. It is an honor to have my artworks in such a profound show with many other incredible artists such as Ai WEIWEI, Jenny HOLZER, FUNG Ming Chip, Hans OP DE BEEK, and On KAWARA. This large exhibition is co-organized by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and is open from the 24th of March till the 3rd of June 2018. #philakashi #aiweiwei #jennyholzer #fungmingchip #hansopdebeek #ntmofa #taiwan @ntmofa @aiweiwei_studio @aiww @aiweiwei2016 @fineartsbelgium #fineartsbelgium #belgianartist #belgianart #eastmeetswest