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Powder Blue Orthogonal Pavilion by Toby Paterson

Powder Blue Orthogonal Pavilion by Toby Paterson 
Accession Code: wu0862
Title
: Powder Blue Orthogonal Pavilion
Date completed
: 2008
Classification
: Sculpture
Medium
: Kerto plywood, exterior paint and steel
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Location Name: Picture Store
Location Description:
Location Floor: n/a

Pavilions have become a popular art form in recent years for installation at art fairs, galleries, parks and other outdoor public venues; memorable works in this form have been created in the UK by artists and architects such as Dan Graham, Olafur Eliasson, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaus.

Powder Blue Orthogonal Pavilion by Toby Patterson is an apparently 'functionless' building though there are hints of possible uses within its arrangement of abstract planes and its references to familiar architectural structures such as bandstands and summer houses. It permits a visual interaction with the surrounding environment at the same time as inviting the participation of passers-by. The work was initially installed at Potters' Field Park between the London Assembly Building and Tower Bridge in London during the summer of 2008. There it became an informal meeting place for office workers, for picnicking families from the nearby housing estate and as a site for busking and performances by professional and amateur groups.