The Azores Spectrum

Japanese designer and artist Akane Moriyama created a site-specific installation using textile and colour within the courtyard of the Arquipélago Art Center in the Azores.

Akane Moriyama, The Azores Spectrum, São Miguel, Azores, 2017
The Azorean Spectrum Range by Stockholm-based designer Akane Moriyama aims to extend the interpretation of territory by decentralizing the artistic action. Reimagining the central courtyard of the Arquipélago Contemporary Art Center in São Miguel, the Azores, and reinterpreting its role from a courtyard to that of a private urban space.


The figurative void serves both as an entrance point of the museum and as an intersection between the different functions of the Arquipélago itself: a museum, a black box, and a workshop for artists. The Azorean Spectrum Range utilizes textiles to manipulate the context of the space with subtle elements such as shadows, colour, and textures. The work infuses the central courtyard with an intimate flair that invites the public to sit and observe. The long structure gradually transforms from one colour to another, changing in appearance as visitors move across the space, creating a new perception of the square’s scale.

Img.8 Akane Moriyama, Azorean Spectrum Range, São Miguel, Azores, 2017
Img.8 Akane Moriyama, Azorean Spectrum Range, São Miguel, Azores, 2017

Azorean Spectrum Range

Design: Akane Moriyama
Curated by: KWY at Walk and Talk Azores
Year: 2017

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