Morgan Connellee: AKB
AKB (Anti-vertisement Klein Blue) is a project inspired by the blue paper pasted by metro workers to cover up advertisements in the Paris Metro. The blue color of the paper is almost identical to the pigment used by French artist Yves Klein (1928-1968) in his Blue Epoch exhibition, where he painted canvases a monochromatic blue. In order to see Yves Klein’s paintings, one must go to a modern art gallery or museum. By signing the corner of these blue blank advertisements with the signature of Yves Klein, AKB plays with the notion of abstract art and the revival of the Blue Epoch exhibition in the public space. The signature was created using a printed vinyl-cut sticker.
Morgan Connellee, AKB 1, 2015, République metro station, Paris,vinyl-cut sticker on metro advertisement, sticker size 29 x 7 cm.
Morgan Connellee, AKB 3 Diptych, 2015, Opéra metro station, Paris, vinyl-cut stickers on metro advertisement, sticker size 29 x 7 cm.