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jenz 10. December 2017 Leave A Comment Permalink

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

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


jenz 1. December 2017 Leave A Comment Permalink

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.

jenz 1. December 2017 Leave A Comment Permalink

Artistical statement

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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jenz 1. December 2017 Leave A Comment Permalink

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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jenz 1. December 2017 Leave A Comment Permalink

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)


jenz 1. December 2017 Leave A Comment Permalink

“Kamerian – Acid Porn” Museum of Porn in Art (Switzerland)

Kawaii goes evil - Kamerians first solo exhibition in Europe

“Acid Porn” KAMERIAN

Kamerian, wurde 1990 in Tokyo geboren.
Beeinflusst von der Tätowierkunst, der Zeichentrickwelt und MANGA, sind seine Werke knall bunt und schon fast Psychedelisch: Eine Welt voller niedlichen Tierchen mit zwei Köpfen, die blutverschmiert mit einem Hackmesser Einhörner zerlegen, weibliche Figur mit weit gespreizten Beinen, aufgerissen Augen an riesige Phalli gefesselt, mit Regenbogen im Hintergrund…..
Die Motive der Bilder stehen im Kontrast zwischen dem brutalen und düsteren und der zückersüssen Niedlichkeitsästhetik des Kawaii.
Diese Ausstellung ist die erste des Künstlers, ausserhalb von Japan.

Vernissage: Freitag, den 13. Oktober 2017 ab 20.00 Uhr
Edi‘s Weinstube, Stüssihofstatt 14 in Zürich. 
Der Künstler wird anwesend sein.

Ausstellung: 14. Oktober bis 6. Dezember 2017,
Mo.- Do. 11.00-24.00 Uhr, Fr. und Sa. 11.00-02.00 Uhr und So. 14.00-22.00 Uhr

KAMERIAN appears in INSIDE artzine #19: BUY ONLINE

jenz 21. September 2017 Leave A Comment Permalink

Nihil – “Inamorata” (Art book)

Nihil (Feat. In Slaughter Natives) – Ventre
Hardcover, 17x25cm/7×10“, Book 115 pages, CD 39:18 min, 40,00 Euro

Nihil’s work has been accompanying me for several years now through the hidden valleys of a remote art taste. The French photographer and picture manipulator has always been a welcome guest in our mental asylum for a reason (for example in INSIDE artzine #17) – his works conceal something that only comes to light under the most extensive physical effort in a genre, characterized by darkness and despair: elegance! Sublime poses burst upon grotesque wrenches here, graceful silence upon seething menaces. And the pictures always seem to lack something. The iris in the eye. The expression of the face. The hairs on the heads. White surfaces where secondary habits expect primary sexual characteristics. This lack of physical identity puts his figures into the fleshless light of saints and martyrs. Because they suffer. This is the last remaining expression which cannot be taken away from them. Heavily depressing and wonderful at the same time.The dark, brooding soundscapes of the industrial band IN SLAUGHTER NATIVES of the enclosed audio CD are integrated perfectly between the full-screen refined pages. A perfectly successful cooperation of two masters of dark art. And finally, to draw a line between the two unholy covers of this publication, Nihil provides us with reflective, dark stories for our restless sleep, all of which confidently float between dark dignity and menacing doom. An amazing artistic synthesis!!

In Slaughter Natives – “113TH SCAR”


jenz 16. September 2017 Leave A Comment Permalink

“The God Beneath the Scars” – Matt Lombard

Matt Lombard – The God Beneath the Scars
hardcover/softcover, 8×10 in, 21×26 cm, 80 Pages, english

“The God Beneath the Scars” is a collection of surreal macabre images from artist Matt Lombard. Intro by artist Nihil. The Other Heaven essay by Kevin Pinkerton. This book is focused on work created over the past 10 years including images from his dementia series. Over the past 20 years, Matt Lombard’s work has been featured on album covers, books, and shown in galleries worldwide.

Purchase: Blurb
Contact: Matt

Matt Lombardd appears in INSIDE artzine #17 (with other stuff). Buy online

Kamerian (Japan)

Appears in INSIDE artzine #19 (with other stuff): BUY ONLINE