Casper Braat

Marble Statue of Justin Bieber
2016
Marble carving
70cm/150kg
Justin Bieber “The new devotion”
Casper Braat
Justin Bieber is the biggest popstar of the moment. He continues to surprise friend and foe with his music, his striking appearance and an ever growing number of controversies. His image of spontaneous, handsome and talented singer has been constructed and protected by over a hundred employees working for the company Justin Bieber. Everything is carefully planned and directed. For example, all of his performances have a built-in moment when Bieber is seized with emotion. In the footage of a court case about his security guards’ violent behaviour, we see Justin Bieber act indifferent and answer all questions with “I don’t recall.” In 2015 and 2016, nude photos of Bieber leaked. But what is real? And what is staged?
Casper Braat explores the intriguing world of the celebrity Justin Bieber. There is a clear relationship between fame and power. What would happen if Justin Bieber would use his power and influence for political purposes and crown himself king? Casper Braat’s work gives us a glimpse of an imagined kingdom.
We would like to welcome Justin to his new (25 million Euro) house on Dam Square in Amsterdam.
www.CasperBraat.com
Marble Statue of Justin Bieber
2016
Marble carving
70cm/150kg