yes, l have an answer
the interactive performance "yes, l have an answer" (former title: art is..) has been carried out since 2001 in different places of the world with the help of financial awards and residencies. it is about the significance and effect of art. i thank about 3000 persons who, out of the blue, were confronted with my request to think about their personal opinion about the importance or meaning of art and wrote this down on my boards and allowed a photo.

"yes, l have an answer" in lamu, kenia, 2012,
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(2012)

quiet reflections about the meaning of art ..
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"yes, i have an answer": a teacher, in a bank, a watchman, in an office
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question about the meaning of art.a bricklayer, a tailor, a carpenter and a fishermen answer.
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south korea
residency in wongol international residence. performance of the project in wongol, gongju and seoul.
final exhibition in exhibition space of wongol international residence.


(2011)

in busses, museums, on the fishmarket and even in the sauna people have an answer about the meaning of art....
fotos roswitha steinkopf, foto in sauna peeter laurits
(2011)

buddhist monks have a personal or impersonal answer about the meaning of art
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(2011)

southkoreans with their answer
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yes, l have an answer (art is..) in shanghai
on invitation of alp galleries, new york,
performance and exhibition of the art is..project on the occasion of the 1. shanghai spring art salon 2003, shanghai


(2003)

shanghai spring art salon
(2003)

"yes, i have an answer" (title at that time "art is..") im 1.spring art salon, shanghai
(2003)

tv and printmedia reported nearly every day about the performance (see list in page "white noise")
st.petersburg, russia
invitation to the 6. biennial of international art, st.petersburg, russia, in 2005. performance and exhibition of the art is...project. award as best work.


here as well as in many other places: people take photos of some answers
yes, l have an answer, usa, 2003, 2014
grant of the government of schleswig-holstein for the project "yes, l have an answer" (art is...) in new york in 2002/3 (studio in williamsburg for 6 month).
exhibition in williamsburg art and historical center


new york, 2003

yes, i have an answer" in new york and in san francisco, 2003, 2014
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yes, l have an answer, germany, italy, scandinavia
the project started in italy in 2001 followed by berlin, kiel and kassel (germany). 2014-2015 performances of the project in norway and danmark.

foto: friedrich wedell

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yes, l have an answer (art is..) nepal
residency of the kathmandu
contemporary art center, kathmandu, nepal. final exhibition of the performance in patan museum, kathmandu.


(2011)

vivid discussions about the meaning of art in kathmandu.
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the manyfold hindustist and buddhist architectur and figurative religious sculptures in surroundings and every-day-life influence the comprehension of culture and art in nepal
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(2011)

thinking about the meaning of art in durbar square, patan, nepal
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(2011)

artists and craftsmen have an answer, patan, nepal
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(2011)

a shopkeeper, a policewoman and a weaver have an answer
(2011)

the meaning of art? nuns and monks in a tibetean nunnery and monastery are reflecting about the meaning of art... and then "yes, i have an answer".
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