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thumb_30-KinderView.jpg KINDERVIEW 2005
A project with 15 children in Berlin, Soldiner Kiez - a neighbourhood with strong immigration percentage. During the summer the children made 10 interviews with adults from different professional and social backgrounds. The interviews were directed by the children, trying to reverse the usual power structure between adults and children. This work resulted in: 1). A neighbourhood newspaper, printed and distributed for free to 8.000 homes in Soldiner Kiez and 2). A video film documenting the interviews.
thumb_29-GerhardRichter.jpg GERHARD RICHTER 2005
Exhibition with Ondrej Brody within the Groupshow FLICKER!, curated by Jan Christensen at 'Projekt 0047' in Berlin. The Groupshow FLICKER! consisted in 15 successive solo shows. We decided to curate a solo show for Gerhard Richter. The exhibition had 3 parts: 1). A sound piece with recorded telephone calls in broken german, trying to invite Gerhard Richter for a show, 2). A video interview with Edith Richter - widow of late Gerhard Richter (died 07.02.2005) and 3). A performance with 3 five-year-old children putting up the title of the exhibition as a a wall-drawing on the gallery wall.
thumb_28-LickingAss.jpg LICKING CURATORS ASS 2005
Surprise performance together with Ondrej Brody, within the experimental exhibition format EXTRA FEATURES (1), curated by Jan Van Woensel at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium.
thumb_27-DogFashionShow.jpg DOGGY FASHION SHOW 2005
A fashion show for dogs made in collaboration with the inhabitants of the village Munte in Belgium and with textile-design students and art students from Gent - for the exhibition UNDERDOGS / SUPERDOGS in Munte, curated by Stef van Bellingen.
thumb_26-ArtForumAccident.jpg ART FORUM ACCIDENT 2005
I started to feel really bad at the opening of the Art Forum 2005 Art Fair in Berlin. And suddenly I couldn't help myself, I had to vomit.
• Complete documentation:
http://www.paetau.com/downloads/ArtForumAccident/ArtForumAccident.html
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View "Art Forum Accident" Quicktime Video (04'41)
thumb_25-TheBattle.jpg THE BATTLE 2005
Ename is a small town in Flanders in Belgium, with an archaeological site and an archaeological museum. They invite curators - this year Michel Dewilde - to make a group show of contemporary art on the ancient ground. Each artist could present a work in one of the green pavilions that were constructed especially for this purpose. Nevertheless I wanted to realize my work outdoors...
• Complete documentation:
http://www.paetau.com/downloads/VikingBattle/VikingBattle.html
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View "The Battle" Quicktime Video (03'33)
thumb_24-ElvisFanArt.jpg ELVIS PRESLEY FAN ART 2005
Work conceived in collaboration with finnish Elvis Presley fans for the exhibition FIRST WE TAKE MUSEUMS 10.9. - 20.11.2005 at KIASMA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland.
- 434 digital prints, 2 videos, postal stamps, photographs, drawings, Elvis Presley theme objects, live performance.
• Kiasma interview:
http://www.kiasma.fi/evm/eng/tyypit/Kristofer_Paetau_eng.htm
thumb_23-ThePunishmentReaction.jpg PUNISHING "THE PUNISHMENT" 2005
From: CornerMark
To: kristoferpaetau@gmail.com, ARTINFO-L@listserv.dfn.de
Subject: Re: KIDS AVANTGARDE Part 2: "The Punishment"
Mr. Kristofer Paetau, I view your not very artful "The Punishment" which is an anti-American piece teaching German children to hate and disrespect a sitting American President while lacking valid reasons, rational thoughts, artistic expression, or attention to factual data. It was truly Punishing to view. (...) Perhaps you would like to make fun of the Communist/Socialist Dictator freaks who are our enemies instead. You could start with Saddam Hussein where Stalin was his role model along with Che Gueverra, Mao and others:
• Complete documentation:
http://www.paetau.com/downloads/KiezAvantgarde/ThePunishmentReaction.html
thumb_22-ThePunishment.jpg KIEZ AVANTGARDE KUNSTSCHULE, PART II: "The Punishment" 2005
Kiez Avantgarde Kunstschule is a contemporary art project involving pre-teen children from Soldiner Kiez in Berlin, Germany. During a summer workshop, the artists Ondrej Brody (CZ), Ivars Gravleis (LAT), Kristofer Paetau (FIN) and Avdey Ter-Oganian (RUS) planned to introduce a group of children into the practice of contemporary art...
• Complete documentation:
http://www.paetau.com/downloads/KiezAvantgarde/ThePunishment.html
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View "The Punishment" Quicktime Video (04'40)
thumb_21-AirplaneDripping.jpg KIEZ AVANTGARDE KUNSTSCHULE, PART I: "Airplane Dripping" 2005
Kiez Avantgarde Kunstschule is a contemporary art project involving pre-teen children from Soldiner Kiez in Berlin, Germany. During a summer workshop, the artists Ondrej Brody (CZ), Ivars Gravleis (LAT), Kristofer Paetau (FIN) and Avdey Ter-Oganian (RUS) planned to introduce a group of children into the practice of contemporary art...
• Complete documentation:
http://www.paetau.com/downloads/KiezAvantgarde/AirplaneDripping.html
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View "Airplane Dripping" Quicktime Video (06'53)
thumb_20-PietsVoyage.jpg Re-Institutionalize#07: PIET'S VOYAGE 2005
Piet is not an artist, but he is a good example for artists I think. He told me that he wanted to stay abroad for a longer period, and that he was not sure how and where to travel. I asked him to send me about ten pictures from his destination as an 'evidence' of his trip - without telling me where he has been.
• Complete documentation:
http://www.paetau.com/downloads/Re-Institutionalize/Piets_Voyage_English.html
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thumb_19-OpenStudios.jpg OPEN STUDIOS at the Higher Institute For Fine Arts, Antwerp (Belgium) 2005
AIR GUITAR performance & video-installation with Bucket Butt, Belgian Air Guitar Champion 2004 and AIR CHOREOGRAPHY outdoor night-time surprise-performance by Ingrid Swaelens, Circus Artist.
• Complete documentation:
http://www.paetau.com/downloads/Open_Studios/OpenStudios.html
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View "Air Guitar" Quicktime Video (05'02)
View "Air Choreography" Quicktime Video (03'00)
thumb_18-AktSaloon.jpg AKT SALOON 2005 By Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau
A happening including a pony, a bodybuilder, outdoor & indoor posing, country music, academic drawing, a whiskey saloon and a dubious video.
• Complete documentation:
http://www.paetau.com/downloads/Akt_Saloon/Akt_Saloon.html
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View "Outdoor Posing" mute Quicktime Video (08'26)
thumb_17-PastPresentForever.jpg PAST/PRESENT/FOREVER 2005
Past/Present/Forever - 05.03-02.04 2005 - Curated by Jan Christensen - Participating artists: Miriam Böhm, Michel de Broin, Andreas Dobler, Anders Eiebakke, Mai Hofstad Gunnes, Adad Hannah, Bjørn-Kowalski Hansen, Jooyoung Lee, Gabriel Lester, Elizabeth Linden, Josefine Lyche, Lars Morell, Kristofer Paetau, Carissa Rodriguez, Kalle Runeson, Johan Thurfjell, Eve K. Tremblay, Jordan Wolfson - BUIA Gallery, 41 W. 23rd St. NYC
• Complete documentation:
http://www.paetau.com/downloads/Buia_Gallery/PastPresentForever.html
thumb_16-Cemetery.jpg Re-Institutionalize#06: THE OLD CEMETERY 2004/2005
A late walk through the old cemetery of Loviisa (Finland) on december 25, 2004.
• Complete documentation:
http://www.paetau.com/downloads/Re-Institutionalize/Cemetery.html
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