Thomas Killper

Mrz 8, 2012

Reggio nell’Emilia

Thomas Kilpper transforms the exhibition space dispari&dispari into a printing office laying out the wooden floor of his “Pavilion for Revolutionary Free Speech” that he made last year for the Danish Pavilions at the 54th Venice Biennial. For the first time he now has the opportunity and working conditions to use his 140 square meters large floor-cut from the Venice Biennial as a template to do large-scale prints on paper and fabrics.

Kilpper refers to social issues (such as) censorship, abuse of freedom of expression or the exclusion of parts of mankind or the society. However the main focus is set on the general situation in Europe, where within the last 20 years a shift in political power did happen: The once marginal factions of the extreme right have moved to the centers of power. This development was to be seen from France to Italy, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium to Hungary and Austria… Kilpper stresses this has to be stopped and turned by a new move towards freedom, emancipation and social equality. “I want an open Europe, where we all live with equal rights, especially with the immigrants and refugees from other cultures”, Kilpper states in an interview with the German press agency, dpa.

disparidispari project

February 11th – April 15th, 2012
Via Vincenzo Monti, 25
42100 Reggio nell’Emilia
Italy

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