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Peter Fend

Tanja Grunert / Christian Nagel / Esther Schipper

Is he an anarchist, an ultraliberal marketing expert, or simply living proof that the two types are interwoven—especially in America? During the past summer and fall, Peter Fend—as ego, as part of OECD (Ocean-Earth Construction and Development Corporation), as artist, as entrepreneur of planned multinational art corporations aiming to make the world better through artistic means—traveled between Cologne, Frankfurt, and Paris. Always holding a new conspiracy theory, he introduced himself and his permanent preoccupation with improving the world’s ecology. His blueprints and analyses, his assertions and diagnoses change only according to the facts he ascertains or the status of new conspiracy theories. Fend claims that his art is based entirely on bare facts. He sees himself as an artist who is also an architect, an ecologist, a landscape redeveloper, a traveling salesman, a member of a

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