STOP THE WAR AGAINST IMMIGRANTS

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Stop the War against Immigrants, Installation
7 broken protest banners; acrylic white and black paint on board, wooden sticks, 2008.

During the course of several days in the summer of 2008, the artist positioned protest banners on the streets of London and secretly recorded the unfolding scene with a hidden camera from the opposite side of the street.

The broken banners, part of this installation, are the original broken banners as a result of the anger expressed toward immigrants by a group of youngsters in Central London, who smashed the protest banners (containing texts and slogans which support immigration and the notion of equal human rights for all). This real life event is documented in the work Give ‘Em Hell!.

The installation features actual banners and wooden sticks that were broken that night on a street in London.

The banner slogans are: Stop The Deportation, We Are All Foreigners, Stop War Against Immigrants, Stop Criminalising Immigrants, No Worker Is Illegal There Are No Rights For Foreigners.

Exhibition History

The artwork STOP THE WAR AGAINST IMMIGRANTS  was exhibited at four different instances:

2020 – Innsbruck International Biennial of Art curated by Tereza Kotyk, Chris Clarke.

20013 – FUTURA, Center for Contempory Art, Praha. Curated by Michal Novotný

2009 – MS Gallery, Zagreb. Curatoreted by Ksenija Baronica

2008 – MoCA, Skopje. Curated by Zoran Petrevski.

 

 

Innsbruck International Biennial of Art

STOP THE WAR AGAINST IMMIGRANTS presents an assortment of broken and battered political banners. Advocating support for the rights of migrants and minorities, the installation evokes the aftermath of a demonstration, while remaining ambiguous towards its efficacy. Their disarray implies a sense of violence and conflict, as if cast aside in the face of armed resistance.

 

 

 

 

 

Stop War Against Immigrants, Detail. 2013. 7 broken protest banners, each 50×70 cm (broken in few parts), white banners, black hand painted slogans. On right hand side: Aliens Inc. 2013 24 shirts, hand painted slogans. 5x4m. FUTURA, Center for Contempory Art, Praha. Curated by Michal Novotný
Stop War Against Immigrants, 2013. 7 broken protest banners, each 50×70 cm (broken in few parts), white banners, black hand painted slogans; On the wall: Give ’em Hell 2007 Single screen video, colour, loop. FUTURA, Center for Contempory Art, Praha. Curated by Michal Novotný

Press Coverage

/ Mute, Monthly Cultural Magazine, 2009, Title: The Return of the Red Bourgeoisie, by Stefan Szczelkun [ENG]

/ Lakeside Semester 2010, catalogue, Title: Reordering, The wild and Cultivated fruit market, by Cristian Kravagna, 2010 [ENG/GER]

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