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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.

Not For Sale / LICENSE / Hannover

‘Not For Sale’ is a part of LICENSE, Creating Fear As A Brand. This work is a critical remark on NGO’s as World Food Programme.

Kenyan economist James Shikwati says in an interview with Der Spiegel: “aid to Africa does more harm than good”.* According to him, the food aid increases corruption as local politicians have the opportunity to steal some of the aid to bribe voters or to sell the aid in the black markets killing the local agriculture.** He claims that the WFP people as an organization “are in the absurd situation of, on the one hand, being dedicated to the fight against hunger while, on the other hand, being faced with unemployment were hunger actually eliminated”. He suggests that WFP answers too easily to the calls of the corrupted governments, and supplies too much of food aid leading to reduction of the production of local farmers as “no one can compete with the UN’s World Food Programme”.  

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* SPIEGEL ONLINE; Hamburg; Germany (3 July 2005). “SPIEGEL Interview with African Economics Expert: “For God’s Sake, Please Stop the Aid!“. SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
** “Removed: news agency feed article”. the Guardian. Retrieved 17 May 2016.

Cairo Biennale 2018

‘license: creating fear as a brand. cairo / egypt :
this manipulation of the brain is reinforced by showing the ‘artwork’ (3 advertisement posters, arabic translation: ‘it’s the final countdown’ & ‘wealth in the west, chaos for the rest’) outside in the street and not in an art exposition room of the ‘something else’ / cairo biennale. a confusion arises, as the public sees these texts with a specific layout. the subconscious of the mind is also addressed here, because the public gets confused with this form of advertising, manipulation.

During the opening of the exposition, the Cairo Police took away the artworks.

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TURBULENCE / Biennale Odessa, Ukraine

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

(video made by: Oleg Kharchenko)

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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ICONOCLASM – Mediations Biënnale – Poznan – Poland.

An Iconoclast is someone who attacks and seeks to overthrow traditional or popular ideas or institutions. Mother Mary, the Holy Virgin, is in that sense a metaphor for the Westeren ideology. This work is not only an attack on the Christian Church, it’s symbolic attack on the West. On the vernisage of the group show ‘That’s All Folks’ (2010 / Bruges / Belgium / artists: Art and Language, Carlos Aires, John Isaacs, ) the visitors could throw stones to the plaster statues of the Holy Virgin. ‘Iconoclasm’ is now on view on the Mediations Biennale in Poznan, Poland.

The visitors who threw stones are unaware about the manipulation of the artist. It’s easy to play with the consciousness of the audience on an opening night of an exhibition. They just want to be a part of it and embody the artwork. A personification, as they have made it themselves. This is also the reason why some people want to pay so much money for an art work and how capitalism works. The same mechanisms of manipulation in ‘Iconoclasm’ is to be found in all religions.

Article in ‘Flash Art’: “The most intriguing highlights of the program include a show by Belgian artist Peter Puype”  http://www.flashartonline.com/2016/10/mediations-biennale-poznan/

Article in S Z U M: “Podejście kuratorów biennale do polityczności najlepiej oddaje instalacja Iconoclasm Petera Puype. Bazująca na prostej logice „daj się skusić i rozbij Maryjkę” religijna strzelnica operowała wymownym, ale łopatologicznym przekazem.”  http://magazynszum.pl/krytyka/poznanski-standard-5-mediations-biennale-fundamental

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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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United in diversity / Ενωμένοι στην πολυμορφία / In Vielfalt geeint

‘Boondocks II’ exhibition at Kunsthalle Faust / Hannover:

Urbane Wildnis – Internationales Multimedia-Projekt
05.09.2015 – 04.10.2015 / Kunsthalle Faust

“United in diversity”, the motto of the European Union, first came into use in 2000.

It signifies how Europeans have come together, in the form of the EU, to work for peace and prosperity, while at the same time being enriched by the continent’s many different cultures, traditions and languages.

Still a lot of EU countries have their own motto:

  • Egalité, Fraternité, Liberté = France
  • l’Union Fait La Force = Belgique
  • Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn = Luxemburg
  • Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit = Deutschland
  • Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος = Greece
  • Ik zal handhaven = Nederland
  • Съединението прави силата :  Bulgarije
  • Pravda vítězí = Czech Republic
  • Plus Ultra = Espagna
  • Tautos jėga vienybėje = lithuania

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