The Wa – Lecture in Berlin

Via This Thursday in Berlin: a lecture by guerilla artist The Wa, taking place at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien.

June 30. 2011
Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2
10997 Berlin

The Wa is a guerilla artist who uses the tools of art formore social justice and the ideal of a free space for discussion concerning cultural hegemony. He studied Fine Arts in France, then moved to Berlin, and here he met like minded people including Brad Downey, Akim, Jesus and F:A with whom he has created many projects.

His illegal interventions and sculptures are stumbling blocks in public space: Whether they be the resumes of job seekers displayed as posters in the advertising boards of Marseille, a marble likeness of Nikolas Sarkozy at a Paris bridge, or an oversized balloon valve placed in Stockholm suggesting the potential deflation of the entire world – the context sensitive work of The Wa subvert the recognized order and are playful revolution in everyday life. „Some people call my work ‚urban hacking‘ or ‚Artivism‘ – maybe it’s just a colorful way to get people think aout it“. added The Wa in an interview. „I‘m not sure, but I have always this one sentence by Pierre Bourdieu in my head: ‚Democracy is the balance between people who have the power and thos who fight against them.‘“

The borders between the political revolutionary and the artistic avant-garde subversion is running through The Wa’s work – he also references European avant-garde movements, for example the Situationists, Dadaism and Fluxus.

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