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Degenerate Art by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau


An exhibition at Karlin Studios in Prague 2010

The idea of the Degenerate Art exhibition came from the numerous negative critiques that people write on our website as a response to our works. While reading the critiques the impression arouse that our work is perceived as ‘degenerate’ by many people. We decided to paint a selection of 30 critiques referring to our work in a calligraphic manner using the Schwabacher typography. These ‘critique paintings’ point out the degeneracy of our art. We also created a double (gay) Self-Portrait as Hitler in order to incorporate our degenerate image.

See project and critiques here:



12 years, 7 months ago

I have seen this somewhere around and it caused great laughter (: Its a cool fusion of serious thematics and, how some would say, maybe degenerated, but more contumelious in a good way, since hitler is used in hollywood, kabarett and film a lot these days

Project details

Author(s):Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau


Czech Republic

2500 euro

How does project benefit the client (if there is a client)?
it doesn't

How does project benefit the people you are speaking to with your communication?
not sure it does

How does project benefit the wider society?
not sure it does

How did/does this project benefit author (authors/makers of the project)?
we get kicks out of doing this

Tell us something about your view on communication. What is your / your organisation's / initiative's (visual) communication philosophy?
Our priorities can be counted on One hand: 1. Direct attitude in ambiguous situations 2. Being literal is a conceptual advantage 3. Humor is a weapon 4. Criticality is vital - everything else is an excuse for maintaining the power in place 5. We will fight till the END Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau

What about the process of creating this work? Please describe it.
rather disturbing experience

Other projects by the author

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