Autore: Michele Barbati

Kelly Akashi “Heirloom” at Villa Aurora, Los Angeles – Frieze Projects

Kelly Akashi, Heirloom, 2022.

Frieze Projects: Against the Edge brings together three recent sculptures by the Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist Kelly Akashi in the historic setting of Villa Aurora. Located in the garden, salon, and courtyard of the storied residence, the trio of works speaks to many of Akashi’s sculptural and conceptual concerns—how materials encode presence and absence, flowers as a marker of ephemerality, and cycles of life, death, and rebirth.

Curated by Jay Ezra Nayssan & Del Vaz Projects, the installation also evokes an historical parallelism between Akashi’s family story and the journey of Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger, Villa Aurora’s earlier owners.

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Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Kelly Akashi “Vesica Piscis” acquired by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Kelly Akashi, Vesica Piscis, 2021. Photo by Marco Cappelletti

Congratulations to Kelly Akashi whose work Vesica Piscis has been acquired by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Featuring gold rimmed flame-worked borosilicate glass sitting atop a partial marble carving of Akashi’s face, Vesica Piscis blends the geologic, the human, and the botanical, suggesting growth amid ruin.

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