Without meeting Harmen de Hoop and Biancoshock will give eachother assignments to make an artwork in the city where they currently are. Every work will be a reaction to the one made before by the other artist. The documentation of their interventions and actions will be shown here.
20.02.2020 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT ART.
HARMEN DE HOOP: PAINTING IS DEAD - OLTEN, 2020 'The death of painting' is debated for almost two centuries now. In 1839, at the first glimmering of photography, the French painter Paul Delaroche said 'From today, painting is dead'. In 1921, Aleksandr Rodchenko pronunced his monochromes 'the end of painting', and in the 1960's Ad Reinhardt said 'I am making the last painting which anyone can make'. Unfortunately, that didn't seem to stop anybody. Today's painting is labelled 'zombie formalism' or 'zombie abstraction' (does it mean that painting is dead and walks around like a zombie?). The question is, are there still people interested in painting, who still believe it's alive? Come, sit with me around the fire and join the discussion about 'the death of painting' (or its rebirth).
20.01.2020 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: DEAL WITH A SOCIAL ISSUE.
BIANCOSHOCK: TRIPTYCH - PAVIA, 2020 Recently many factories have been closed due to the crisis, creating social and environmental damages. Institutions are unable to deal with this topic and they tend to promote decorative muralism as a vehicle to embellish this problem. Mimicking this policy Biancoshock used gold paint and metal chains to transform a corner of decay into an artistic triptych: The Triptych of Decay.
16.12.2019 BIANCOSHOCK GAVE HARMEN DE HOOP AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT PROPORTIONS.
HARMEN DE HOOP: HOW TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE - DULLIKEN, 2020 What can I do? How do I stop global warming? Is reforesting the best way to reduce my carbon footprint? Or is Homo sapiens just too big for this small planet?
05.08.2019 HARMEN DE HOOP GAVE BIANCOSHOCK AN ASSIGNMENT: MAKE A WORK ABOUT A FAMOUS PERSON.
BIANCOSHOCK: VILFREDO PARETO - MILAN, 2019 Biancoshock reinterprets the famous Pareto Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule) invented by Vilfredo Pareto, one of the most important Italian economists and sociologists. The 80/20 rule stats that roughly 80% of the effects come from the 20% of the causes (click here for deepening). The Pareto Principle found application in a surprising multitude of fields and disciplines: in economics, in computing, in sports, in occupational health and safety. For this reason it became universally recognized. Biancoshock applied this rule to the Graffiti field to commemorate Vilfredo Pareto.