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LOve HAte, 2017
tripod with 34 microphones + cables, 160cm

First Year (AKA The Trump Show), 2017

For this project, a commision from Museum Arnhem (NL) and Ruimtekoers Festival (also based in Arnhem), I assumed the role of Donald Trump. My previous project involved a lot of research into populist movents, which naturally led me to read a lot about Trump and his motives. With a question about the relevance of art in our contemporary society, and the purpose to make a approachable exhibition, I wondered what it would be like when one of the most powerful players on the world stage would have chosen to be an artist for a year, instead of the president. Method-acting as an artist you could call it. 

See here, the results of Donald Trumps first year as an artist. 


#highestcrib, 2017
oil painting on canvas (made in China),
framed, 180x81cm



#goldencrib, 2017
oil painting on canvas (made in China)
framed, 20x30cm


a trillion self portraits (all good), 2017
stack of a trillion drawings (all good) + glass pedestal, 25x100x33,7cm
see for yourself (i’m right), 2017
video-installation with live video, HD

through the roof!, 2017
giant flag, wooden structure, figure, 230cm


Exhibitions:
Ruimtekoers (Arnhem, NL)
Metronom (Modena, IT)
Art Verona (Metronom) (Verona, IT)
Chi Utopia Mangia Le Mele (Verona, IT)

Reviews:
Atpdiary (IT)
Exibart (IT)
Corriere di Bologna (IT)
InsideArt (IT)
Corriere Della Sera (IT)

Interviews:
Ruimtekoers (NL)

This project was supported by the Mondriaan Fund