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Power Toilets / UNESCO

Danish artist group Superflex's Power Toilets address the inclusion of Gwangju into the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Superflex have replaced a run-down public toilet in Gwangju with a new toilet which —in its interior— is an exact copy of the exclusive toilet used by the Executive Board of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. While maintaining the semblance of a normal public toilet, the structure also engages its users in questioning the relationship between original and copy, exclusivity and inclusivity, and, ultimately, the infrastructures of power and everyday uses. Power Toilets/UNESCO is designed in close collaboration with NEZU AYMO architects.

32-1, Gu-dong, Nam-gu

Founded in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen, Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Commissioned works by architects and artists in Gwangju's public space. Director: Nikolaus Hirsch. Curators: Philipp Misselwitz and Eui Young Chun.

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