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Adrian Margaret Smith Piper is an American conceptual artist and philosopher. These 2 disciplines frequently intertwine with each other, as the artist tends to draw a parallel between creative expression and the conceptual meaning behind it. All of her work has been carefully premeditated. Her art is political and social. The performances act as lectures on topics of race, identity and culture. She started out with psychedelic art, minimalism and performance art. The artist believes that a carefully structured conceptual framework is the best starter point for all creativity. Piper strongly fights the social injustice, xenophobia and hatred.
Piper dedicated her life to fighting racism and xenophobia. The art she created was social and political, but for her, it was more than just art. It was a firm argument lecture to all who could not grasp the idea of equality and the true nature of humanity. Inspired and influenced by German philosophy, especially the works of Immanuel Kant, she made a series My Calling (Card) and she worked on them for 4 years, from 1986 to 1990. She printed text on paper cards and shared them with people who made racist insults. Another set of cards was made for all those who passed on sexual comments and assumed she was interested in flirting just because she was single. Besides the formal education, this lady actively meditates and does yoga, so she could stay in touch with her introspective activity. All the knowledge has to come from the inside, but only when the mind filters out the false data masked as facts. That is the reason Piper meditates. In the 80's, she focused on the topic of racism. Her well-formed opinion on this topic relies upon an epistemological argument that we all have prepossessed categories in our minds that are necessary for any sort of understanding of the physical world around us. Everything we perceive comes to our experience filtered through these categories.