architectural digest, 2023
gilded chocolate, refrigerator,
scheele’s green paint
Architectural Digest, presented at the Taoyuan International
Art Prize in Taiwan, is a project that proposes a series of ornamental architecture and classical columns casted in dark chocolate and edible glitter. It imagines untouchable and permanent structures as fragile and obsolete, kept in refrigerators and available for the public to take. The fridge reads, in mandarin, “please make your selection before opening”, playing with the idea of choosing a dessert at a bakery or a supermarket, further shifting the value and meaning of a power structure and its symbolism. The walls
are painted in Scheele’s green referencing an iconic
arsenic-based pigment often found in Victorian wallpaper
and very popular among the elite.