Tagarchief: conflict

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.

TURBULENCE / Biennale Odessa, Ukraine


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. 


LICENSE: creating fear as a brand.

The art project LICENSE® is questioning marketing and how the brain gets manipulated by commercials and product branding strategy.
There’s no such a big thing as FEAR in this contemporary society. Smart marketing campaings responding on the political, social and economical environment in which we are surrounded with.
The LICENSE® messages doesn’t bring a sparcle of hope. This is for most of the population difficult to swallow. All commercials we are confronted with are bringing us a ‘happy’ message, they fulfill our desires, to consume.
LICENSE® is itchy, irritating and crawles under your skin in it’s rawness. That makes LICENSE® unique. Since there is no such a thing on ‘the market’ nowadays.
The concept LICENSE® is an art project created by artist Peter Puype and is totally settled in his other art work.

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LICENSE® is using the biggest issue of this time: fear
LICENSE® is criticising the (art)market
LICENSE® is usuing Puype’s own slogans (see http://www.peterpuype.be)
LICENSE® is playing with the market, while it’s inside the market


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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Installation at ‘Brakke Grond’ / Amsterdam / The Netherlands:

Screen prints: https://peterpuype.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/decline-screen-prints/

‘Decline of the west’ (De ondergang van het Avondland / Der Untergang des Abendlandes) is een boek uit 1918 van de duitse filosoof Oswald Spengler, waarin hij beschrijft dat de Westerse beschaving zijn laatste stuiptrekkingen aan het vervolmaken is. We zijn ondertussen zowat 100 jaar later, de Nazi’s en de Communisten zijn zo goed als begraven. Het Westen, het Avondland, heeft zich gehandhaafd aan de tijd door het koloniale verleden om te draaien en te veredelen in kapitalisme. Er is een éénrichrtingsstroom van grondstoffen en goederen richting welvaart. De nieuwe rekening die we vandaag op een bordje gepresenteerd kregen is een ongeziene vlucht van niet-Westerlingen over de veilige grens ‘Europa’ (een vluchteling kan aziel verzoeken en genieten tegen vervolging (Artiekel F1, Conventie van Genève, 1951)).

Puype maakt geen onderscheid tussen propaganda en commerciëlere reclame slogans.  Beiden hebben manipulatie als doel. Alles is commercieel geworden; Alles is koopbaar, verkoopbaar en maakbaar. Dit kan een product als wel als een idee zijn. Het geeft vorm aan de Westerse identiteit.

Puype is op zoek gegaan in Amsterdam naar slogans en teksten. Deze komen van poosters, winkel advertenties, stadspromotie tot titels van theaterstukken. De inhoudelijke boodschap van deze opschriften rukt Puype uit zijn context en gaat ze reproduceren. De teksten worden gezeefdrukt op stukken van kartonnen dozen die hij op straat vindt. Deze bedrukte kartonnen gaat hij terug in het straatbeeld brengen. Door de eenvoudige typografie en het gebruik van afvalkarton krijgen de zinnen een heel andere betekenis.


Sceen prints: https://peterpuype.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/decline-screen-prints/

– Journey in time

– Voor u die onze straten vult

– History and Royalty

– How to design your own magnum?

– Empowerment / Embrace Change

– Fear is a funny thing

– Met èchte menselijke lichamen

– The happiness project

– Introducing the new

– Rituals coming soon

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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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New work for the ‘In Memoriam’ show for Leszek Knaflewski (RIP) . This exhibition starts in June at M.O.N.A. (museum of the newest art) Poznan / Poland . Wood / Black lac paint (+/-60/90cm) 

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Propaganda, known today euphemistically as ‘public relations’, is the manufacturing of consent. Propaganda is the act of deliberately spreading false or deceptive information, ideas, rumors, doctrines or principles propagated by an organization or movement to help or harm a target person, group of people, movement, institution, nation, etc. It’s the distortion of information to suit a particular agenda. Along with its ‘proper’ use comes the ability to control the masses and mold the collective mind.

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EXILE TRAVEL hosts Bleri Lleshi next Tuesday, October 21th!

Political philosopher and activist Bleri Lleshi will give a talk in Peter Puype’s ‘travel agency for refugees’.

Since World War II, there have never been this many refugees. There are millions of people on the run because of wars, but since recently the amount of refugees is even greater because of natural disasters. According to numbers of the United Nations, there are 51 million refugees. Only in 2013, 17 million people were on the run. In Europe, we are convinced that all refugees of the world are coming here. However, in 2013, there were only 435.385 applications for asylum in the 28 European member states.

Instead of investing in more human and just migration policies, EU has been building fortress Europe, this is why Europe has become the most dangerous destination for people on the run. European countries and the EU have invested billions of Euros to protect their borders. On 13 October EU launched a new police operation called Mos Maiorum, which criminalizes undocumented migrants.

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See Lleshi’s latest piece on a new ‘European operation’ regarding undocumented migrants – translated in at least six languages: