Skopje (exhibition 2008)

Solo Exhibition, exhibited at Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje. Industrial shirt railing, 15x1m, 100 hand painted T-shirts, 100 hangers.

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Industrial shirt railing, 15x1m, 100 hand painted T-shirts,

The T-shirt slogans are:
Illegal Alien,
Send ‘em Back,
Give ‘em Hell,
Alien Mother and
Bloody Foreigners.

During the course of the day of the exhibition opening, a group of eight factory workers occupy a row of work tables, working on industral sewing machines, manufacturing T-shirts. Myself, also dressed in a worker’s uniform, has joined the end of the production line.
As the shirts emerge from the workers’ ‘production line’, I completed them by hand painting  a selection of slogans onto the front side of each T-shirt. After the completion of the T-shirts, they were displayed on a long railing within the main gallery space (artwork: Aliens Inc.). The T-shirts remained displayed on the railing for the entire duration of the exhibition.

The slogans are a selection of derogatory words regarding migrant workers that I have found in the media. These are words and slogans used on a daily basis in the media and that serve (whether intentionally or subconsciously) to undermine and otherwise derise individuals or groups of immigrants – civilians who do not belong to the countries’ native population.

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Industrial shirt railing, 15x1m, 100 hand painted T-shirts, 100 hangers.
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Industrial shirt railing, 15x1m, 100 hand painted T-shirts, 100 hangers.
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Industrial shirt railing, 15x1m, 100 hand painted T-shirts, 100 hangers.
Industrial shirt railing, 15x1m, 100 hand painted T-shirts, 100 hangers.
Industrial shirt railing, 15x1m, 100 hand painted T-shirts, 100 hangers.

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