Lapiz Paints Candidplatz Pillar in Munich for MUCA
Title – Maslow 3.0
The mural is painted on one of the pillars of the Candidplatz in Munich, Germany and was organised by the MUCA (Museum for Urban and Contemporary Art) in Munich. MUCA invites two artists per year two paint a pillar each. Some of the past artists were, Rone, Herakut, Case Ma’Claim. This year Lapiz and Sebastin Wandl were invited. The entire height of the pillar was painted (ca 6 m) as well as parts of the ceiling above.
‘Maslow 3.0’ is inspired by Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This theory of psychology describes reasons for human motivation such as safety, food/shelter, love/belonging or esteem. In this mural the motivations of self-presentation are shown. At the bottom are three young men dressed up for their graduation (around 1900), when taking a picture was a special occasion and one had to sit still for some time. The Charleston dancers above are showing off their dance moves to the camera (1920/30). The hippies from Woodstock (1960ies) do not care or realise that a picture is being taken. Finally, the girl at the top of the pyramid seems to be only documenting herself. In the end the act of taking a picture has become its reason. I take a picture, therefore I am.