N.N. vs. Artists

Pawel Ksiazek collected images of anonymous people on the Internet for the series "N.N. vs. Artists," which comprises over 40 images and can be seen at the Salzburg Kunstverein. These unsettling images show young people in "consciousness expanding" activities, usually involving alcohol and sex. The subjects walk a fine line between pranks, sadism, or abuse. This impression is reinforced in these artistically transposed images through references to art history, such as Caravaggio or Vienna Actionism. The references to actionist and performative practices from the 1960s and 70s are shown in the exhibition as a picture dictionary.