Studio 1.1 - Cees Krijnen
in Divorce Battle on Tour 2004
1999 was the turning-point, wihen Krijnen won the Rijksakademie's Prix de Rome with his performance Financing my Parents Divorce, the prize money from which financed the first Woman in Divorce Battle Tour.As the tour gathered momentum Cees began a productive alliance with Uscha Pohl of New York gallery UP&CO.
Playing with consumerism by collaborating with manufacturers
to produce special Blok editions of chocolate or perfume, infiltrating,
the worlds of fashion and publicity and subverting, if that's stillpossible,
the art cosmos, using deadpan irony to call into question their place
inside/outside the system, Cees and Greta ('like Viktor and Rolf, or Gilbert
and George') don't fight shy of politics. As 'Ambassadress of Divorced
Women for the Netherlands' Greta, wearing her gold leather UP&CO 'battle
suit' has campaigned against inequalities in the divorce laws in several
countries. At Studio 1.1 the battle continues.