ArtJunk
No. 29—2024

ANARCHIVE / 103 posters / 2023–2013

Béla Pablo Janssen

Info: The ANARCHIVE series comprises 103 posters, which Béla Pablo Janssen has collected between 2013 and 2023. BPJ sprays over the posters uniformly: The text part is blotted out with colored, white, or black spray paint that matches the color of the original text, creating clouds or bars on each poster where the information about the exhibitions was once legible. In the color-congruent overspraying, a new pictorial interweaving of background and blotted-out text information is created. The viewer lacks the essential information. Deprived of this, BPJ presents them as purely visual, aesthetic remnants.