• Reinhard Mucha

    Kunstmuseen Krefeld | Haus Lange

    The first few grades at school constitute the phase when the child’s development is most determined by conditioning. The process of becoming an integrated member of society is the result of multiple determinants, and during these early school years the internalization of mindless “punishments” plays a constituent role. “Dos” and “don’ts” such as “I must keep quiet,” or “I must not talk in class” fill whole notebook pages of those pupils who fail to quietly knuckle under.

    During the early ’80s, when most artists were painting loudly and vehemently, Reinhard Mucha exhibited his framed punishments

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