THE PIECE OF ART
title : billboard campaign against the government propaganda| artist : twotailed dog party | date : 2016 | Place : hungary
The Two tailed dog Party started as a street art group in Szeged, at a bigger town in Hungary, for some years now they define themselves as a party. Their program consists of providing eternal life by abolish diseases, the general and total relief of taxation and payment without working. They create creative actions, renovate the public spaces and make guerilla gardening, among other missions.
In 2016 the Hungarian Government launched a massive anti-immigration billboard campaign. The slogans were calling attention to the respect of the Hungarian national culture, the workplaces of the people and the nationallaws. The billboards texts were addressing the immigrants directly, although it was all in Hungarian, and all the different phrases started with the same question: Did you know? The campaign was important part in the creation of the central anti – refugee, anti – migrant narrative in Hungary.
EXPLANATION OF THE PIECE
As a reaction for the anti-immigration campaign they crow funded money to create billboards with information they consider important the people should know (following the question: Did you know?) and created messages that either absurd or has some connection to the messages of the government and migration, like “There is war in Syria” or “You can come to Hungary, we already work in the UK” or “70 weasel can easily occlude an average size tunnel”.