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Robo-Rainbow
  • Artist AKAY (Swedish, *1969)
  • TitleRobo-Rainbow
  • Dating 2010
  • Technique/MaterialInstallation with a bike, a rebuilt trolley and video
  • AcquisitionPurchase, 2015
  • Categoryvideo art, Installation
  • Inventory NumberGKM 2015-052
  • Display StatusNot shown in the museum
Description
Exhibition History
Street art can be both thought-provoking and beautiful, but also causes outrage. Often, it is neither asked for nor legal, and therefore raises democratic questions about who has access to the public space. Street art is oppressed, painted over or removed, but few people are upset about the presence of commercially financed advertising in the cityscape.

Yet street art can also make a positive contribution and stimulate new ways to discover the city. For the aficionados of this kind of art, the hunt for new works leads to a constant exploration of the images in the public space. The visual background static acquires new meaning. AKAY’s work Robo-Rainbow combines explosive poetical power with an ingenious sense of invention. It is part of project in which AKAY has invented complicated technical solutions to be able to quickly create simple, but very moving, images in the public space.