Nov 14, 2011
The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal "Silvio Berlusconi dimissioni, the end of Bunga Bunga". 2011. Oil on canvas. A fragment of bigger picture.
BERLUSCONI'S AFFAIR, BERLUSCONI QUITS, BERLUSCONI SCANDAL, RESIGMATION OF BERLUSCONI, pime minister of italy , BERLUSCONI RESIGNS, silvio berlusconi, WPADKI BERLUSCONIEGO, italy,
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal "Poland Independent / Polish Independence Day " 11.11.11. Oil on canvas. 40 x 90 cm (fragment)
The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal "Poland Independent / Polish Independence Day " 11.11.11. Oil on canvas. 40 x 90 cm
Nov 3, 2011
The Krasnal. Krasnal Hałabała "SPERM & BLOOD, How to bleed out and spermed out Polish people? / Tribute to Maurizio Cattelan". 2011. Acrylic on paper. 100 x 70 cm
Oct 26, 2011
The Krasnals " Good As It Gets - It's OK". Poland, Poznań.
Another action of The Krasnals on the wall of the Old Gasworks. Job expresses opposition, rebellion against the unification of the individual within contemporary culture.
Key words: European Union, Jack Nicholson, Herman Van Rompuy, José Manuel Barroso, Catherine Ashton, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Silvio Berlusconi, Jeorios Andreas Papandreu, Karolos Papulias, David Cameron, Jerzy Buzek, Donald Tusk, European Commission, Euro, European Central Bank, Europäische Zentralbank, Banque centrale européenne
Oct 21, 2011
Gaddafi dead pictures!
Deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi of Libya
The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal "Brothers in Arm - Revolutionaries /Muammar Gaddafi / Alexander Lukashenko / Hosni Mubarak". 2011. Oil on canvas. Excerpt of big painting.
Key words: Аляксандр Рыгоравіч Лукашэнка ,مُعَمَّر القَذَّافِي ,محمد حسني سيد مبارك
May 28, 2011
Meet with The Krasnals from 1-7 June in Venice. You will notice us at Giardini or Arsenale area, with our The Kingdom of The Krasnals pavilion.
We have a pleasure to inform you about launching of the new art magazine Art Police Gazette. The first issue of this publication is fully devoted to 54th Venice Biennale 2011. The Krasnals have just begun to print hundreds of thousands of copies and to distribute them for free all over the world. This journalistic experiment is recommended by top art critics and curators, some of their opinions are placed in the issue.
ART POLICE GAZETTE
Is modeled on the World’s Leading Art Magazine Flash Art and an old American tabloid Police Gazette.
Founded in 2011 by anonymous artists The Krasnals (The Dwarves), it immediately established itself as the leading magazine of contemporary art worldwide, both for its choice of artists and its coverage of the most up-to-date trends. It has the chance to become the “cult” benchmark for contemporary art in Europe. Published irregularly for a year, it will be most followed and influential art magazine. Distributed in 87 countries.
Polish joke artist WHIELKI KRASNAL – (the leader of The Krasnals art collective)
is launching a new art magazine Art Police Gazette, in collaboration with much-loved Greek supercollector. Dubbed Art Police Gazette, the publication is described as “a new generation magazine that combines commercial painting, twisted narratives and surrealistic imaginary to create a series of powerful visual tableaux.” Whielki Krasnal is collaborating on the project with the photographer Krasnal Bansky.
The launch of the publication coincides with The Krasnals show at Venice Biennale, June 1 – November 27, 2011. Located in the New National Pavilion of The Kingdom of The Krasnals, the space is inaugurated this year with a collaboration between Bice Curiger and Vittorio Sgarbi.
According to Anda Rottenberg Art Police Gazette is “introducing an iconosphere that makes you think into the public domain, a lot wider than the gallery circulation”.
When asked whether The Krasnals were provocateurs, Rottenberg said that provocation is not the aim of those anonymous artists, but a means to “expose certain phenomena to the eyes of the society”.
May 27, 2011
- New foreign patronage of The Krasnals
- Launching of the new art magazine ART POLICE GAZETTE at Venice Biennale
- New blog of The Krasnals (from June 1) http://the-krasnals.blogspot.com/
- Moving our center to Berlin
First copy on Whielki Krasnal's knees.
Whielki Krasnal gives the first copy to our new patron
Whielki Krasnal delighted
Text: Stach Szabłowski / red. The Krasnals
Ilustracja: The Krasnals
Good news: in the April issue of Hiro on the cover portrait of Pope by The Krasnals, and inside article to our images of Pope written by Stach Szabłowski .
The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal "I see it in black colours / Pope John Paul II, from the Great Poles series ". 2011. Oil on canvas. 60 x 81 cm
The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal "Full Moon. Meteorites rain / Jan Paweł II, from the Great Poles series ". 2011. Oil on canvas. 27 x 33 cm
Apr 20, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
Apr 10, 2011
Our friday's performance, during Jenny Holzer vernisage, consisted of strewing 10 000 leaflets. On leaflets was a fragment of Wisława Szymborska's poem. Windy weather furthered, so Stary Browar and a park were buried under a "snow" of white sheets.
In this way we went in to a dialog with Holzer, in interaction, by using the same expression - written words. On the other hand we opposed her digital's projections ordianry paper sheets. Inter alia it was about showing, that ordinary means are about 1000 times stronger than very expensive, snobbish projections, based on special effects. Moreover Holzer's action was pedictable, and there was nothing that would distinguish that one from the others. But little sheet was enough. A sheet with a very disgraceful poem. Action of culture jamming once again appears to be stronger.
We don't have any photos of our action because it was about to running fast and didn't making yourself been caught. But who was - knows what we are talking about.
Another problem - Holzer's action had a political meaning which was right and empty. In distinction from artist we didn't choose most popular and known poems of Szymborska. We chose a poem that had been written before she recived a Nobel prize award and which was showing communistic inclinations of Szymborska. We added to the poem a provocative question, which was forcing to giving thought to what were the reasons of giving to Wisława Szymborska Noble prize award: Nobel prize winner? Red communistic pig?
And there came an answer...
On friday we met with Holzer. She was demanding on explenations on subject of leaflets. Artist was shocked when she found out about communistic past of Szymborska. After a long discution she proposed to us to cooperate with her during her next projection, which was made next day on city hall. We decided that addendum of the project will be carried through old town transparent with a sign: Szymborska is COOL !!! with companion of hammer and sickle.
COOL - as all the symbols of commune, for youth generation are COOL, trendy, they awake pleasant, warm and almost sexy - overly emotional feelings. But only when there will come to sexual intercourse with commune, even with a great commitment, there will be no orgasm. The only thing that will be is hangover and disgust.
All of that the town hall is the most beautiful.
Apr 2, 2011
The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal "Pope John Paul II left hand blessing". 2011. Oil on canvas. 55 x 46 cm
The link between good and beautiful stirs fruitful reflection. In a certain sense, beauty is the visible form of the good, just as the good is the metaphysical condition of beauty.
Letter of His Holiness Pope John Paul II to artists.
The Krasnals group take on it's shoulders present cross. It undertakes attempt of uniting two quarelled, for many years, ideologies - church and communists. In cosequence of arised a painting of John Paul II. In their artistic vision The Krasnals are demolishing previous canons and for the first time in history, they lead to that pope is giving blessing by using his left hand. This is clear obeisance to people with communistic beliefs. Painting is maintenaced in a very amicable, peaceful atmosphere, full of pleasure, downright of hedonistic content. In this way The Krasnals hava a hope, that communists will accept John Paul II who is blessing by his left hand.
The Krasnals "Advertisement of a agreement cross made of styrofoam". 2011. Photography. Limited edition I 1/10
ATTENTION! SPECIAL OFFER!!!
Styrofoam cross for everybody.
The Krasnals company is presenting new product. In it's offer now appears a sculpture - cross. Product is referred as well as to supporters and opponents. Due to high quality and nanotechnology it allows owner as well as honoring or profanation it. The Krasnals are heading with this offer to those who fight for cross. Now everyone may have its own cross in home. It prevents fights between people. You can do whatever you want with the cross unitl you do it in your home. Size and colour will be adjusted to customers preferences.
Girl on the cross is not avalible. She is just an element of arrangement presented by The Krasnals.
Every single cross is one and only work of contemporary art. We add a certificate of authenticity.
Mar 30, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
GENERAL Anda Rottenberg: Piece of art doesn't arise with intention to offend somebody. It shows the problem.
The Krasnals / painter from Krupówki “General Anda Rottenberg” / from “The Great Poles”. 2011. Oil on board. 70 x 60 cm
"People say that in area of visual arts she has stolen the biggest amount of money."
It is also told that in present tenses for some formations The Order of the White Eagle and Red star are identity.
"Piece of art doesn't arise with intention to offend somebody. It shows problem."
Keywords: The Order of the White Eagle, Wojciech Jaruzelski, General, Anda Rottenberg, Bronisław Komorowski
Mar 20, 2011
18.03.2011 - 29.03.2011
Art Agenda Nova, Cracow
'All this LPRs actions – it's a creeping censorship! - - increasingly the gallerists and curators debates with themselfs: to exhibit some artist or not to exhibit...'
Before you see this exhibition, read carefully this text or get yourself a banana.
Fifty serigraphs, one hundred and fifty monkeys, one group, ten, hundreds, millions, and maybe even miliards of members. It must be The Krasnals' display.
- Mummy, look! Sasnal repainted the painting by Whielki Krasnal!
- No, darling it's...wait, I couldn't tell you who was first – Whielki Krasnal or Sasnal?
This is only an assumptive conversation which maybe some day will come, if Krasnals are showed at so called „showroom”. But certainly not impossible because recently I heard childs question: Who was first: Sasnal or Krasnal? My answer suprised me, I said immediately: Whielki Krasnal and who?
Of course, the first was Sasnal. After all The Krasnals made a big time basing on his works. They emerged at the best moment when curators and critics became so arrogant to promote such man as Wilhelm Sasnal. Opponents of The Krasnals impute to them that they catch to well-known artists and because of that they become famous. By the way, it is not on which all conteporary art bases refering all the time to somebody? Sasnal himself was saying that he couldn't make anything from his imagination, he is only repainting existing paintings.
Whielki Krasnal is doing the same. He takes not his painting and repaits it. Moreover, it always better than the original. It is the same with „Untitled (Group of Monkeys with White Bananas)”. Tjis painting is the response to Sasnal's „Monkeys with white margin”. For the joke prepared by The Krasnals fell even the auction house Christie's pricing this painting for sevety thousand pounds. They cancelled the price only then they realized that Whielki Krasnal (because that signature was on the painting) is not Wilhelm Sasnal. Do The Krasnals make anything new? No. At bottom they're making a travesty.
Through their activity The Krasnals are trying to discover how art world looks like. They're jeering all this artists who are giving themselfs to curators' hands but loudly announcing their independendence. This how it is until they finish up at directors' and get schedule for years. How it looks like you can see at Whielki Krasnals painting „Dreams' Factory”.
It's The Krasnals who are trying to answer the question where is the place for artist. The best depiction of the hierarchy in the art world is the pyramid of animals. On the painting there are three monkeys. At the bottom, the biggest monkey is the artist, than there is the curator (smaller one), topmost there is the critic. After the biggest and the strongest always stands someone smaller but more clever. Someone who will tell which way choose.
The main, and the only one character of this exhibition which is „Untitled (Group of Monkeys with White Bananas)” is also very meaningful. He shows clearly that contemporary artist is like monkey. He will scream blue murder announcing his freedom and predominance but at the end he will follow the one with the bananas.
Mar 4, 2011
The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal "John Galliano". 2011. Oil on cardboard. 49 x 42 cm
Galliano faced his accusers at a local Paris police station Monday, a couple who claim he made anti-Semitic slurs - illegal in France - after a video emerged of the famed creator praising Adolf Hitler.
Natalie Portman 'shocked' by John Galliano's anti-Semitic slurs.
The Jewish Oscar winner who was chosen as the face of Miss Dior Cherie fragrance says she will not be associated with Galliano in any way.
Feb 9, 2011
The Krasnals. Big Dwarf "Facebook – Censorship". 2011. Oil on cardboard. 50 x 70 cm
The act of censorship, removing The Krasnals facebook account is one of the biggest crimes against free culture, democracy, freedom of artistic speech in Poland since the last decade !
For a couple of days, when trying to access th account, we get the message "your account is disabled. It is damaged". After sending a series of e-mails to email@example.com, we got the reply, that we may make a group, but after registering as a real person. Without any warning, our two-year work of art has been destroyed, the data archive (photos, texts and comments were a very import_ant social voice. Is this a new form of burning inconvenient books?) and a wide amount of friends, gathered contacts, that we cannot get back. If we received some information a few days beforehand, we could have informed our friends and save the most import_ant information.
Facebook proves once again, that democracy and its main element- freedom of speech is fictional. Facebookis a syndrome of our times and a modern way of censoring. The official freedom of speech is controlled from every corner and denied to us undercover of precise terms and regulations of use. To this accusation Facebook always responds negatively.
So it requires to give out real personal data, which is impossible in the case of an anonymous artist using a pseudonym. This is the first proof allowing to get removed from facebook. But what's more important– your profile gets blocked when a certain number of people reports abuse. What does it mean?
It suffices, when some people are against critical comments, and boom- the profile disappears from public space. The accounts do not disappear according to some rules, but after reporting abuse. So first, someone has to report this and then someone has to verify this, or at least they should. Human malevolence knows no boundaries, in case some group doesn't like someone for some reason, they can easily block the account. This way we have absurdities, like freedom of speech have only those politically correct consumers of goods produced by modern corporations.
We opt for no political party, the only thing we are sensitive to is social deformation, no matter what the political source. We try to provoke discussion about some sick phenomena, especially in culture.
In our case it is a n embarrassing form of censorship, because it is known that our activity is not pleasant to everyone and is mainly executed over the internet.
Our main tool of functioning is being taken away from us.
Feb 7, 2011
Feb 1, 2011
The Krasnals. "Please...! Take me back to EGYPT! / Nefertiti". 2011. Stencil, canvas. 21 x 15 cm
Nefertiti, Neues Museum, Museum Island Berlin, Hosini Mubarak, Egypt revolution
The Krasnals exclusive interview with the queen NEFERTITI
Ready for leadership
For Nefertiti, it is a chance to shake off her image as an elitist who is out of touch after years of being abroad.
Speaking to The Krasnals reporter still being held in Neue Museum in Berlin, Nefertiti said:
“This is a critical time in the life of Egypt and I have to come to participate with the Egyptian people,"
"If people, in particular young people, ... want me to lead the transition, I will not let them down. My priority right now ... is to see a new regime and to see a new Egypt through peaceful transition."
"We're still reaching out to the regime to work with them for the process of change. Every Egyptian doesn't want to see the country going into violence," she said. "Our hand is outstretched."
"I wish that we didn't have to go to the streets to impress on the regime that they need to change," queen Nefertiti said. "There is no going back. I hope the regime stops the violence, stops detaining people, stops torturing people."
We asked Egyptians why the presence of Nefertiti is so important for them now:
"We need our beloved Queen Nefertiti to lead us to the change we want, for the regime to fall and Mubarak to leave and for a new, free Egypt to be born!"
Egyptian Antiquities in Peril; Troops Guard Museum
That breach, on Friday night, galvanized a contingent of impassioned defenders who have pledged to keep plunderers at bay. Some have been outside the museum since word of the first attack, determined to protect the country’s cultural patrimony.
“It’s the heart of our civilization,” said thirty-two-year-old Ali Said, perspiring in the noonday heat as he stood guard outside the museum Tuesday, arms linked with those of men standing beside him. “And it’s not just for us; it belongs to the entire world.”
Jan 16, 2011
The Krasnals. Big Dwarf "hanging kids the Death of Which Child Would be the Best Business? 2010. Oil on canvas. 97 x 97 cm
Maurizio Cattelan 'Hanging Kids','I bambini ci guardano', 'tre bambini impiccati', 'The Children Are Watching Us' . Three children hang on a tree and watch the truth with their eyes wide open.
Jan 11, 2011
Jan 5, 2011
The Krasnals. Big Dwarf
Oil on a paperboard . 50 x 70 cm
Why you have to be anonymous to be able to say the whole truth?