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ICONOCLASM: ‘The Extinction Of A Culture’

September 9 – October 9 : Spazio Thetis – Arsenale – Venice.

Pavilion 0 / GADhttps://pavilion0.net/

In the work, ‘ICONOCLASM: ‘The Extinction Of A Culture’, the audience is given the opportunity to throw stones at the heads of artists, musicians, architects, film makers, etc. All heads are equal, anonymously merged into the crowd. Yet there is a name tag under each head. On this name tag there is a name of one of the above mentioned creative minds. It is up to you, dear visitor, to throw a stone and participate in this artistic Iconoclasm.

Iconoclasm is the action of attacking or assertively rejecting cherished beliefs and institutions or established values and practices. Iconoclasm is most associated with religion. It heralded the beginning of Protestantism. But also in the Byzantine Empire there was already talk of Iconoclasm, even if this term was not used then. it literally means “image breaking” and refers to a recurring historical impulse to break or destroy images for religious or political reasons.
Some examples in recent history are the attack on the Twin Towers, the tearing down of the statue of Saddam Houssein, the destruction of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Soviet Union. The war in Ukraine is the result of the last example: the end of the Soviet Union. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the USSR split into several countries. Control was no longer centralized and directed from Moscow. The West had won the Cold War. The Russians had to watch it with sorrow. Ex-Warsaw Pact countries were quickly annexed to NATO and the EU. This was a thorn in the side for the ex-KGB top of Russia.
The West promised Russia not to annex more countries. Yet they forgot about the fact that Ukraine, and other ex-Soviet countries, were actually tired of the way of life forced out of Moscow. The Ukrainians had seen their neighbor countries, including Poland with whom they
have a brotherly bond, making progress with help from the EU. The economic situation did not improve, they were tired of living in poverty and therefore wanted to join the EU. That was not at all to Putin’s liking. He considered this a threat to the sovereignty of Russia.
According to the West, Russia is signing its own death sentence by starting this war. Putin is said to be wiping out his own culture: ‘The Extinction Of A Culture’. The question is, of course, can you just erase a centuries-old culture? There is a big confusion here between culture and tradition: Culture can be defined as ideas, customs and social behavior of a particular people or society. Traditions can be defined ideas, beliefs that are passed down from one generation to another generation. Culture can be seen in a social group, while tradition can be reduced to a small group of people, for example a family. Culture is created by a particular social group of people, over a period of time. Traditions can be created by individuals. Russia has lived under a tradition of oppression since Stalin. In fact, this has nothing to do with the cultural identity of the country and the people. If we consider what a rich history Russia has in the field of art and culture, we can only conclude that this is an enormous patrimony. However fierce and brutal the dictatorial oppression was, somehow artists and intellectuals still managed to bring art and culture. They risk their lives for it.

We must also refer to the identity and origin of the artists. For example Malevich: He was born in Kiev, had The Russian nationality and also had Jewish-Polish blood running through his veins. The Soviets wanted to fully claim the cultural authenticity of the occupied countries. To finally erase the original identity. We can also refer to Eisenstein, the filmmaker. The man was born in Riga, Latvia, but his name suggests that he was actually of German descent.

Fear Industry

Taipei / Taiwan. 2020/11/14–2020/12/31

Museum of Modern Art, Taipei.

水谷藝術 Waley Art

waleyart  · Museum Modern Art Taipei – Taiwan.

Artists: Belu Simon Fainaru, Julia Kurek, Peter Puype, David Koronczi, Andrew Wasilewski, Thomas Wendland.

Concept: FEAR INDUSTRY. The title and poster are inspired by the work of Peter Puype. Fear has been one of the most effective tools for controlling people and entire societies. Fear of the facts. In becoming fact, it causes real actions, or lack of them, that push people into activity, or paralyze them physically and mentally.

* Work: ‘Communcation As Violece’ Video

Covid19 Face Mask


Kriya Art Foundation (The Netherlands & India) book project Life in Covid19 times and after Book project and online display 2020.

Proposed publication partner: Notionpress.com The book will available on Amazon hard copy & PDF form.

The aim of the project is to bring 360 creative minds together to express and document global concerns about COVID-19. The initiative will facilitate a view of great artworks and good ideas from around the world at one platform and a memory of the time and a tribute to the people who lost their lives in these crises. This project is non-commercial and initiated through humanitarian motivation. How does Art and creative expression matter in times when the World is being affected by COVID-19? http://www.kriyaartfoundation.org

My contribution to this book:

Manipulation is a main topics in my artwork. Therefor I invented the fake brand LICENSE – ‘creating fear as a brand’. Fear is the best selling product of this time. Just because LICENSE is questioning indoctrination, we can immediately refer to propaganda. Propaganda is the concept used by totalitarian systems to proclaim an ideology. The mechanisms used in propaganda are similar to the techniques in advertising. Both want to manipulate our thinking, your believe. During this COVID19 lock down, everyone was talking about protection. One of the main tools is the mouth mask. Since no one was prepared for such an epidemic, there was a big shortage on masks. So, a lot of people started to make masks themselves. I was thinking how much time and labor is needed to make just one mask by hand. It’s incredible how many steps are required: Buying fabric and standing in line in front of the shop, buying plastic zipper bags, buying stretchers on the internet, cutting patches, measuring, pleating and ironing, cutting the stretchers, sewing the masks and putting them in a plastic zipper bag. This type of manual labor is priceless in Western-Europe, because the wages are too high. Do we consider here a limitation of the Western wealth? To protect us against this limitation ‘we created’ low wage countries. Where people are working in sweat shops for less than a minimal wage and suffering from bad conditions in which they have to work. I made 50 LICENSE face masks with the slogan ‘Fear is a funny thing’ and sold them for €20. Due to the added ‘certificate’ (with number and signature), all the masks where sold out in no time. The customer was involved in this project and had the feeling of buying an artwork.

LICENSE: Gent Jazz / Jazz Middelheim

LICENSE – ‘Creating fear as a brand’, werd op GENT JAZZ en op JAZZ MIDDELHEIM voorgesteld als een reclame campagne voor het merk LICENSE. Dit is een fictief merk zonder producten. De verscheidene slogans werden voorgesteld in 3 mupi’s (reclame zuilen die van binnenuit worden verlicht).

De titel: ‘LICENSE’ – ‘Creating fear as a brand’. Is een verwijzing naar de hedendaagse (Westerse) samenleving waarin we constant met angsten geconfronteerd worden. Elk product, elk merk, is het symbool van het succes van de Westerse samenleving geworden. Om dit succes te handhaven leeft een groot deel buiten de veilige grenzen van het Westen in onzekerheid. De producten die we consumeren zijn vaak gemaakt in bedenkelijke omstandigheden. Toch worden deze steeds met een ‘happy advertisement’ voorgesteld.

Net door het feit dat LICENSE een merknaam is en geen producten aanbiedt, kunnen we meteen verwijzen naar propaganda. Propaganda is het middel dat gebruikt wordt door totalitaire systemen om een ideologie te verkondigen. De mechanieken die gebruikt worden bij propaganda zijn gelijk aan de technieken in de reclame. Beiden willen ons denken manipuleren.

Deze manipulatie wordt versterkt door het plaatsen van reclame zuilen in de context van GENT JAZZ. Er ontstaat een verwarring, daar het publiek deze zuilen in het straatbeeld verwacht. Het onderbewustzijn wordt hier ook aangesproken, doordat het publiek zeer vertrouwd is met deze vorm van reclame, manipulatie. Terwijl ze daarbij zeer vreemd zullen opkijken eens de boodschap tot hen doorgedrongen is.

Het publiek wordt zowel objectief (plaatsing van de zuilen) als subjectief (inhoudelijke van de slogans) op de korrel genomen. Deze vorm van verwarring is een typisch kenmerk in mijn werk.

LICENSE sluit aan bij de oorsprong van jazz. De muzikanten die in de jaren ‘20 en ‘30 van de vorige eeuw (tot heden) een verbeten strijd  – een ‘tour de force’ – voerden voor culturele verandering. Zo straalt  GENT JAZZ een fris profiel uit en toont aan niet bang te zijn om het publiek een van bredere context te laten genieten.

Interview / verslag: http://www.theartcouch.be/events/license-creating-fear-as-a-brand-confronterend-werk-van-peter-puype-op-gent-jazz/

https://peterpuype.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/license-making-fear-a-brand/

https://peterpuype.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/license-creating-an-advertisement-campaign/

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TURBULENCE / Biennale Odessa, Ukraine

http://2017.odesa-biennale.org.ua/

De Belgische kunstenaar Peter Puype is een virtuoos criticus van de moderne kapitalistische samenleving en zijn ondeugd: consumentisme, propaganda, media zijn slechts enkele van zijn vaste doelen.

Бельгийский художник Peter Puype – скандальный критик современного капиталистического общества и его пороков: консьюмеризм, пропаганда, власть медиа – вот лишь некоторые из его постоянных мишеней. 

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Studio Peter Puype

We at ‘Studio Peter Puype’ are ready to challenge what the future holds.

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“Nowadays, to say that we are clever animals is not to say something philosophical and pessimistic but something political and hopeful – namely, if we can work together, we can make ourselves into whatever we are clever and courageous enough to imagine ourselves becoming”.

Richard Rorty

“Human Rights, Rationality, and Sentimentality.” Truth and Progress: Philosophical Papers, Volume 3 (1998).

 

Letterpress on blueprint paper

6 prints with wooden letterpress blocks on blueprint papers from Poland (Communist era).

  • Democracy In The West, Violence For The Rest. (30/45cm)
  • Consume And Kill. (42/60cm)
  • Show No Mercy. Dehumanisation (30/90m)
  • Dissident. (30/65cm)
  • Nature Is A Cruel Beast. (60/50cm)
  • It’s The Final Count Down. (30/45cm)

Editions: 6/6

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Propaganda Project – MKH Biennale – Halberstadt – Germany – Aug ’16.

2 Posters made for the MKH Biennale – Halberstadt – Germany

“Ich bin, was Du vergessen hast”

“Wenn Du Deine Ambitionen hinter Dir läßt, wirst Du ein Heiler sein für alle”

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New exhibitions: Dresden, Halberstadt, Poznan.

ERROR X – Dresden – Germany:  1.7. – 25.9.2016

Seit der Künstler Peter Puype schrieb: „Democracy for the West, Violence for the rest“/„Demokratie für den Westen, Gewalt für den Rest”,  fragen wir nach Alternativen der Art und Weise unseres Daseins,  aber solange wir funktionieren in unseren Systemen, vergessen wir die Konsequenzen unseres Konsums und unserer heutigen Werte. Wir alle wissen, dass diesem System ein Fehler vorliegt – error:x.

Media:

THE BEST OF 10TH OSTRALE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION – IN PICTURES

http://www.burg-halle.de/kunst/malereigrafik/bild-raum-objekt-glas/aktuelles/a/ostrale-o16/

http://www.mdr.de/sachsen/ostrale-startet-in-dresden-100_zc-ecc53a13_zs-570f6b3d.html

http://www.dnn.de/Kultur/Kultur-News/Ostrale-in-Dresden-ueberzeugt-durch-Toleranz

MKH Biennale – Halberstadt – Germany: 26.8. – 30.9. 2016

Dr. Peter Funken kuratiert die MHK-Biennale Halberstadt, die dort vom 26. August bis zum 30. September 2016 ausgerichtet wird. Unter dem Motto „Was wird sein?“ findet sie dort während des Monats der Kunst mit 12 eingeladenen Künstlern statt. „John Cage steht mit auf der Liste, denn seine Orgelmusik ‘Organ2/ASLSP’ (zu spielen für 639 Jahre!) in der St. Burchardi Kirche Halberstadt gab Anstoß für Idee und Titel der II. Biennale. Es geht um Zukünfte, die stets im heute beginnen.“ Künstlerliste: Alexander Kluge, Juliane Duda, Erich Reusch Gerd Rohling, Lisa Tiemann, Peter Pilz (zeigt Silvia Lorenz), Peter Puype, Mariana Vassileva, Georg Zey, Roland Eckelt und Tobias Hauser.

Media:

http://www.volksstimme.de/lokal/halberstadt/biennale-ausserordentlicher-kunst-monat

http://www.halberstadt.de/de/de/6,2326,1032/was-wird-sein-von-jetzt-an.html

http://www.mdr.de/kultur/kunstbiennale-halberstadt-100.html

http://www.mdr.de/sachsen-anhalt/magdeburg/biennale-halberstadt-102.html

 

Mediations Biennale – Poznan – Poland: 01. – 30.10. 2016

Fundamental bezieht sich auf die Grundlage von Freiheit, Identität und Integrität jeder Gesellschaft und ihrer Kultur. Angesichts der heutigen Konflikte wie Massenmigration von Menschen und dadurch entstehende neue Ideen in der Welt, werden wir den Dialog in Polen mit 50 Künstlern aus Afrika (Kenia, Ghana, Kongo, Senegal, Simbabwe), Indonesien, Israel, Japan, Kuba, Russland und mit 20 Künstlern aus Polen initiieren. Die junge Generation der polnischen Künstler ist aufgerufen, sich an einem Wettbewerb zu beteiligen, wobei für die 5. Mediations Biennale 10 Gewinner für “Grundlagen der Freiheit” ausgewählt werden. Das Konzept der Ausstellung und deren Anordnung wird ein internationales Kuratorenteam mit Bezug auf die Zusammenhänge von 9 Standorten in Poznań auswählen und positionieren. Die Ausstellungen werden von einer Publikation begleitet, die eine Dokumentation der Kunstwerke beinhaltet, sowie kritische Texte zu den Arbeiten und Ihren globalen Gedanken bezüglich der Thematik Fundamental enthält.

 

 

 

FEAR IS A FUNNY THING

10 screen prints (10/10 numbered), made at Rietveld Academie – Amsterdam during the ‘Atelier #3’ at Brakke Grond – Amsterdam – Holland, September 2015.

The prints are part of ‘Decline’. See more / different Decline screen prints (10/10 numbered each print). 

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