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Osman Akan
Sculptures by Osman Akan seen at CHANEL / Times Square Hong Kong - Harvest


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Initiated by Peter Marino Architecture Group, this version of Harvest shares the same concerns and look of the previous ones. Signature use of optical fibers in the form of hay stacks is consistent with Akan’s referencing of the natural growth of crops and their global circulation/trade over fiber-optic networks. Akin to the process of harvesting, the artwork itself does not contain any additional hardware and it is simply tied together by hand. Such details are the colorful and bright reminders of the modes of production that are perhaps no longer practiced in industrial societies today.

Harvest-2013 is a remake of Osman Akan’s Harvest-2008 which was made as a continuation of his public art installation “the Third Bridge” that took place in New York City as part of the 40th year celebrations of arts in the parks.

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Osman Akan

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Born in 1970, Osman Akan studied graphic design at Bilkent University and holds a masters degree in Critical Studies and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts. Trained as a new media artist, Akan is known for his use of unusual materials and his large scale installations. He has been working with light as a medium, especially with optical fibers, since 2004. Akan installed his first large public commission utilizing fiber optic systems in Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota, USA. In 2007 Akan received New York State Council on the Arts individual artist grant to realize The Third Bridge, a commission for the 40th year celebration of the arts in New York City Parks.

A Jerome and NYSCA fellow, Akan has been involved in many public and private projects and has had exhibitions both in United States and in Europe. Osman Akan lives and works in New York / USA.

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