the austrian way
we were talking about what art can do for the situations ...
and I said:
I would not make my work as an artist a tool of propaganda. BUT! I will use the comptetences, I gained practicing art, to be present as a political person.
this means especially:
dont leave the public opinion and public discourses to professionals and ... to the RICH!
I give you a nice example out of the days I spent with you in istanbul:
christine lugner, called „mausi“ = mousie, proclaimed:
+) "Kebabstuben sind der Kulturverfall Österreichs."
+) "Ich will nicht, daß meine Tochter Serbokroatisch lernt."
+) „kebab-shacks are a degenartion of austrian’s culture.“
+) „I don’t want my daughter to learn the serbo-croatian language.“
who is „mousie“ lugner?
the third or fourth wife of building tycoon richard lugner.
they both founded the political party „DU“ = „Die Unabhaengigen“ („The Independent“).
richard lugner made a lot of money with building shopping malls, garages, cinemas and ... MOSQUES!
you can see some of his business there:
mousie lugner is well known for extensive shopping, esthetic surgery and public quarreling with her husband.
her xenophobia could be okay as a privat situation. but she promotes it as a political attitude.
and here comes the best:
she exploits what she hates and defames ... making money by commercializing „the orient“.
the „Mausi Markt“ is built like a wet commercial dream of the orient:
it's done like we austrians did it at the end of the 19th century.