Once a year “Mut zur Wut” transforms the public space to a scene of visual resistance. A niche of freedom in otherwise completely monitored and continuously controlled urban areas. The exhibition of the winning posters transforms the streets into a stage for art – an enormous public gallery, in which you are forced to see, think, get mentally and emotionally involved. The presentation of the posters in public space is a reconquest of urban space, that is threaten to degenerate into a dull and exchangeable advertising platform.
The winning posters will be put on busy roads and high-traffic locations in several waves. Thousands of views and contacts with pedestrians, cars, busses are the result of this prominent placement. The daily encounter with the posters leads to the often profound and sometimes not at first glance perceptible messages, which provoke an intense engagement with the contents.
Throughout the past years, the exhibition was displayed not only in public space but also in various German cities such as Heidelberg, Mannheim, Berlin, Munich, Giessen, Lucerne (Switzerland), Perugia (Italy) as well as Oaxaca (Mexico) and Kuethaya (Turkey), and most recently in London.
In 2017 my Trump poster was among the 30 winning entries.
For over more than a year Trump made a promise to the American people, “I’ll build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall.” With a simple adjustment I transformed the American flag into this poster for Trump’s ultimate monument of xenophobia.