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INSIDE artzine #19: “Trying to have some fun with all the hate” – Karen Fiorito EXTENDED

Karen Fiorito – The “Trump-Billboard” in Phoenix, Arizona
“Trumpocalypse & Unity”

Without any question, Karens work is provoking. It’s radical, it’s courageous and most important of it all: It’s the truth! As we mention in the “Trump Art Special – Trying to have some fun with all the hate” (INSIDE artzine #19), Karens Trump billboard is a memorial, at least as big as one for Edward Snowden. Due to the reduced space in a printed medium, we decided to tell more about the storie here:

  • more images (incl. other Fiorito billboards) & video footage
  • artistical statement
  • the complete interview of INSIDE artzine #19
  • “free speech vs hate speech” – a response from the overwhelming and continuing harassment online and offline

Karens TRUMPOCALYPSE website
Karens HOMEPAGE

If you interested in more art about Donald Trump
read our special in INSIDE artzine #19 buy online

 

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More images (incl. other billboards of Karen) & video footage

Karen made this little mashup of some of the media coverage and responses to the Trumpocalypse billboard.

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Artistical statement

TRUMPOCALYPSE and UNITY
Karen Fiorito

These images were created for a 2-sided billboard in Phoenix, AZ. The larger and more dramatic one, Trumpocalypse, expresses what a large majority of the population feel, as do many people around the globe. That feeling is fear, fear of losing our rights, our freedoms, our environment, our land, our water, our livelihoods, and ultimately our planet.
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The complete interview from INSIDE artzine #19

„Trying to have some fun with all the hate“ Karen Fiorito

There are times when mankind apparently longs to return to the primeval soup of stupidity. Endless centuries of the past burnt down, knowledge hardened in the fire of error and correction to finally dedicate itself to the evolution of reason and unpretentiousness.
All for nothing? Used up in the oven of the greed and the egoism of some few?
Intimidated by the global capitalism, we sit on the locked loo and play with our own poop.
What is again left to rescue us? Art! Unsurpassed in its force and message, exemplary in its courage to say the truth, and an absolute paragon in the freedom of opinion. There is talk of the work of the American artist Karen Fiorito. Her powerful billboard in Phoenix, Arizona, is a memorial, at least as big as the one for Edward Snowden.

INSIDE artzine: Donald Trump’s policy is reactionary and shows contempt for both mankind and environment, but he is not an isolated case. Be it the “Alternative für Deutschland” (AfD) in Germany, the “Front National” in France, the “Partij voor de Vrijheid” (PVV) in the Netherlands, or “Fidesz” in Hungary: how come that so many people nowadays turn their backs to democracy and thus give power to totalitarian systems where they would get their faces smashed in by uniformed goon squads?
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Hate Speech vs Free Speach

This video is a response from the overwhelming and continuing harassment online and offline from people accusing me of hate speech. It has come to my attention that there is an overwhelming lack of knowledge about our First Amendment rights as they are laid out in the Constitution. This is part of an ongoing series of projects which will culminate into a longer documentary about the subject. (Karen Fiorito)

 

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