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Hunger King

In June 2014 Jani Leinonen opened a fake fast food restaurant called Hunger King in Budapest, Hungary to highlight how the Hungarian government deals with homeless and poor people.

During three weeks Hunger King gave out burger boxes full of money for homeless people and fooled around with the Hungarian anti – homeless legislation. The burger boxes contained 3400 forints, the exact sum of Hungarian state’s minimum wage per day. For it’s wealthy customers Hunger King offered a red carpet fast lane and art works for sale.

The project received great media attention worldwide and Euronews reported on the project in 14 different languages.

The installation has since been shown at The Finnish National Gallery Kiasma, 2015 and at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, 2016.