to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Nov 15, 2008

Brussels Biennial - Silke Wagner


Project sidewalk
Silke Wagner

At the beginning of 2001 Silke Wagner purchased a VW-van. During the project the van was used in different cities in Germany by local socio-political groups. Silke Wagner put her exhibition budget to the disposal of these groups. In cooperation with Silke Wagner various projects in public were planned and implemented. The project “nobody is illegal" took place in Frankfurt/Main. The van was repainted to resemble a Lufthansa van marked with the words “Deportation Class”. Later different events were carried out in the bus, focusing on the deportation of refugees by the German airline Lufthansa. The board radio announces a list of victims, some of them died during transportation back to the home country.

all posts on the Brussels Biennial : HERE
 

1 comment:

Wim said...

A new generation of artists has a pechant for venturing into territory not traditionaly associated with art.Some of them can be found on the cutting edge.