#EMPEROROFLOVE. 2014-16

Conceptual Art

"Peace Love and liberty are my true religion."

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#EMPEROROFLOVE. Performance art epic. December 2014 - February 2016

"The conflict the world has chosen to ignore." Salman Rushdie

"The most dangerous place in the world." Bill Clinton

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 Ankit Love as His Highness the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir at Akasha yoga and meditation centre with British models in the catacombs of the Cafe Royal, London where he was secretly coronated. Ankit Love His Highness the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir attends Tramp club, St James's with his Texan minister of finance, Russian school friend and Brazilian head of security. circa. 2015 

Ankit Love as His Highness the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir at Akasha yoga and meditation centre with British models in the catacombs of the Cafe Royal, London where he was secretly coronated. Ankit Love His Highness the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir attends Tramp club, St James's with his Texan minister of finance, Russian school friend and Brazilian head of security. circa. 2015 

Performed live in London, St. Tropez, Cannes & Monte Carlo.

Broadcast live and recored on social media channels and witnessed across the world including USA, India, Europe, Australia, Nigeria, Japan and more.

#EMPEROROFLOVE - an avant-garde satirical contemporary performance & endurance art piece by Ankit Love. Where at one point he pushed the bounds of his physicality not eating and sleeping for several days. In the middle of this performance piece he went broke, in debt and lost his home. He wishes that this piece raises awareness and brings about the most peaceful resolution concerning the war for Jammu-Kashmir, an ongoing armed conflict between India, Pakistan, China and several separatist fundamentalist militant groups fighting for an islamic state. This conflict is considered by some to have potential to go nuclear which according to a report by a British newspaper, the Nobel peace prize wining body the IPPNW stated it would kill over 2 billion people and "end human civilisation."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/10507342/India-Pakistan-nuclear-war-could-end-human-civilisation.html

Left: The coronation of the 5th Maharaja (Emperor) of Jammu and Kashmir, the largest royal state in British India, 1926. Right: His Highness the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir as member of Churchill's British War Cabinet at 10 Downing Street. The efforts of the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir and the ultimate sacrifice given by the soldiers he provided to the Allied cause helped defend Great Britain liberate Europe and Asia during World War II from occupation. Now the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir faces illegal occupations by India, Pakistan, China and insurgencies by several fundamentalist militant groups fighting for an Islamic state.

Left: Ankit Love at the British Houses of Parliament attending the "68th anniversary of the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir signing the Instrument of Accession." Hosted by Bob Blackman, MP. Above: A letter from a debt collector, midway through the art piece when Ankit Love lost his home.

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Selected excerpts from #EMPEROROFLOVE performance art piece:

 After discovering the dark tactics of social media promotion used by the likes of Barack Obama and Charlie Sheen, Ankit Love deletes his own Instagram account with almost a million followers after turning down offers to do paid posts from fashion brands such as Prada and Coach. It is perhaps the largest Instagram account ever deleted.

After discovering the dark tactics of social media promotion used by the likes of Barack Obama and Charlie Sheen, Ankit Love deletes his own Instagram account with almost a million followers after turning down offers to do paid posts from fashion brands such as Prada and Coach. It is perhaps the largest Instagram account ever deleted.

The realisations of the mass manipulation of democracy via social media led to Ankit Love writing a revelaing novelette during the #EMPEROROFLOVE performance art piece that can be read here: Lord of Bots or the most lamentable tragedy of a boy who believed a bit too seriously in the power of Love  http://ankitlove.com/blog-x/2015/2/3/i-am-ankit-love-lord-of-the-bots

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Next Ankit Love was censored on Western media after claiming the thrones of Jammu and Kashmir that he had come to inherit as consequence of a complex set of local laws. Ankit Love who is also a decedent of the Ikshvaku dynasty to which the Buddha belongs, would have his longstanding wikipedia page banned after claiming enlightenment and the Buddhahood. He was accused of making "fantastical claims," by a wikipedia editor from Pennsylvania, USA named "Magog the Ogre" who  seemed to know very little about ongoing armed conflict in Jammu and Kashmir and the culture of the region. After days of a complex ideological "edit war," imperially and undemocratically the under-informed American wikipedia editors would censor Ankit Love and delete his page in what was believed to be an historic first for wikipedia, where oversight had to step in the case.

Ankit Love's reply as Yojana-Buddha to Jimmy Wales, the founder of wikipedia, following the cencorning of his information by a supposed editorial intelligentsia who's behaviour was almost tribal in instinict can be read here: http://ankitlove.com/blog-x/2015/2/27/tale-of-yojana-buddha-the-subconscious-monster-lurking-in-the-wiki

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 Ankit Love as a baby with his Indian mother of Afghan ancestry a prominent supreme court advocate and political activist for secular and democratic values. Jammu-Kashmir, 1984.

Ankit Love as a baby with his Indian mother of Afghan ancestry a prominent supreme court advocate and political activist for secular and democratic values. Jammu-Kashmir, 1984.

 President Ronald Reagan and CIA chief Mr. Avrakotos with their allies the Afghan-Pakistan Mujahideen Islamic terrorist leaders, that they were then funding through Operation Cyclone. White House, Washington DC, 1983.

President Ronald Reagan and CIA chief Mr. Avrakotos with their allies the Afghan-Pakistan Mujahideen Islamic terrorist leaders, that they were then funding through Operation Cyclone. White House, Washington DC, 1983.

 Ankit Love at the Cafe Royal Club with the Venezuelan owner of the fashionable Coya club of Mayfair.

Ankit Love at the Cafe Royal Club with the Venezuelan owner of the fashionable Coya club of Mayfair.

Left: Ankit Love's first music video "People are my Favorite Thing" is broadcast in to China on the US federal government funded TV channel Voice of America (VoA). VoA was later banned in Russia. 2011

 President Obama speaks against the oppression of satirical artists. Stating western values of free speech must be enshrined above all. White House, Washington DC, 2015.

President Obama speaks against the oppression of satirical artists. Stating western values of free speech must be enshrined above all. White House, Washington DC, 2015.

 President George Bush Sr., former head of the CIA, honours Michale Jackson, the Prince of Pop, as the "artist of the decade" as the secret CIA operation Cyclone funding the  Afghan-Pakistan Mujahideen  reaches it's climax. At over $20 billion dollars it is believed to be the longest and most expensive CIA operations in history. White House, Washington D.C., 1990.

President George Bush Sr., former head of the CIA, honours Michale Jackson, the Prince of Pop, as the "artist of the decade" as the secret CIA operation Cyclone funding the Afghan-Pakistan Mujahideen reaches it's climax. At over $20 billion dollars it is believed to be the longest and most expensive CIA operations in history. White House, Washington D.C., 1990.

 Against his father's wishes Ankit Love's mother sent him to the American Community School in Surrey fearing for his safety in regards to the terrorist activities in Jammu-Kashmir. His father never supported his mother's decision and never supported them financially. Great Britain, 1989

Against his father's wishes Ankit Love's mother sent him to the American Community School in Surrey fearing for his safety in regards to the terrorist activities in Jammu-Kashmir. His father never supported his mother's decision and never supported them financially. Great Britain, 1989

 Ankit Love as the President of the American international school between students from India and Pakistan, with a student from Lebanon to the left. The ACS international school at the time was the most in demand international school in the world. Families such as the  Al Nayhans rulers of UAE,  Cavallis, Abramovichs, Al Fayeds and prominent oil families including the Dudleys the CEO of BP at the time had all attended there.

Ankit Love as the President of the American international school between students from India and Pakistan, with a student from Lebanon to the left. The ACS international school at the time was the most in demand international school in the world. Families such as the Al Nayhans rulers of UAE, Cavallis, Abramovichs, Al Fayeds and prominent oil families including the Dudleys the CEO of BP at the time had all attended there.

 Ankit Love with Prince Sebastyanos Beyene, grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie. He is now a prominent advocate for free speech and secular values in Ethopia and close friend of the late Mr. Bob Marley. Tramp Nightclub, London, 2015. Left: Ankit Love with Prince Seb at the Cafe Royal Club with models celebrating international women's day 2015.

Ankit Love with Prince Sebastyanos Beyene, grandson of Emperor Haile Selassie. He is now a prominent advocate for free speech and secular values in Ethopia and close friend of the late Mr. Bob Marley. Tramp Nightclub, London, 2015. Left: Ankit Love with Prince Seb at the Cafe Royal Club with models celebrating international women's day 2015.

  Facebook bans Ankit Love's page during his performance art piece suppressing his freedom of speech  . However after   Ankit Love takes the 1st amendment they unban his page.

Facebook bans Ankit Love's page during his performance art piece suppressing his freedom of speech. However after Ankit Love takes the 1st amendment they unban his page.

Ankit Love's reaction after being banned on Western social media for his art performance representing liberal values and awareness of the world's most complex ideological conflict. While below his cousins Harshdev the ex education minister and Balwant the President of the Jammu and Kashmir National Panther's Party battle for secular values in muslim majority and islamic terrorist infested Jammu-Kashmir.

 Ankit Love  aged just 24,  turns down the offer of great power from his father to lead the Panther's Party and fight for democracy and secular values in muslim majority war torn Jammu-Kashmir. He decides instead to focus on his art and education.

Ankit Love aged just 24, turns down the offer of great power from his father to lead the Panther's Party and fight for democracy and secular values in muslim majority war torn Jammu-Kashmir. He decides instead to focus on his art and education.

 Ankit Love becoming Americanised never could agree with the anti-American values of his estranged father who was fighting for democratic and secular values in Jammu-Kashmir against Indian military curfew and Pakistan's Islamic military dictatorship that was supported by the USA.

Ankit Love becoming Americanised never could agree with the anti-American values of his estranged father who was fighting for democratic and secular values in Jammu-Kashmir against Indian military curfew and Pakistan's Islamic military dictatorship that was supported by the USA.

After going broke and homeless in midst of his performance art piece, Ankit Love was lucky to meet his neighbour the contemporary artist and fine jewellery designer Ambra Gambale on the street the day he was vacating his flat in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. She was so kind and concerned about him that she offered for him to stay at her place.

While staying with Ambra, Ankit Love would push ahead with his performance art piece and created this website: http://maharajajammukashmir.webflow.io/ 

 Ankit Love takes photo of South African/Italian artist and designer Ambra Gambale with British/Indian actress Fagun Thakrar at their apartment in St. Tropez, France. Summer, 2015.

Ankit Love takes photo of South African/Italian artist and designer Ambra Gambale with British/Indian actress Fagun Thakrar at their apartment in St. Tropez, France. Summer, 2015.

 Ankit Love after going broke, losing his home and facing animosity from India, USA and the UK for his satirical performance art piece decided to escape to the South of France to start a new life as a sailor on super yachts. However, even there in St. Tropez right in front of the apartment where he was residing he was haunted by the turbaned bust of French General Allard born in St. Tropez, who served in the army of the Sikh empire for Maharaja (Emperor) Ranjit Singh till 1839. It was Maharaja Ranjit Singh who had confirmed his other General Gulab Singh as the Raja of Jammu in 1822. Later when the Sikh empire was falling to the British in 1846, it was Gulab Singh who acquired Kashmir to himself become the 1st Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir the largest royal state in British India.

Ankit Love after going broke, losing his home and facing animosity from India, USA and the UK for his satirical performance art piece decided to escape to the South of France to start a new life as a sailor on super yachts. However, even there in St. Tropez right in front of the apartment where he was residing he was haunted by the turbaned bust of French General Allard born in St. Tropez, who served in the army of the Sikh empire for Maharaja (Emperor) Ranjit Singh till 1839. It was Maharaja Ranjit Singh who had confirmed his other General Gulab Singh as the Raja of Jammu in 1822. Later when the Sikh empire was falling to the British in 1846, it was Gulab Singh who acquired Kashmir to himself become the 1st Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir the largest royal state in British India.

 Ankit Love's ancestor General Zorawar was the Prime Minister of the Maharaja and is known by Western historians as the "Napoleon of India" for his conquests of several Kingdoms in the Himalayas. Here he is depicted with the King and Queen of the Tibetan Buddhist Kingdom of Ladakh after he conquered them in the 1830s. He was killed in battle of To-yo in 1841 by the allied forces of the Dalai Lama and Emperor of China, after conquering and liberating much of Tibet from their fundamentalist and oppressive regimes. Ankit Love's ancestor General Zorawar is believed to be a descendent of the Ikshvaku dynasty that produced Gautama Buddha circa 500 BCE. While the Dalai Lama had ruled the Tibetan government since 1642 AD. In 2015, Ankit Love's page and claim to Buddhahood was censored and deleted by wikipedia, while the Dalai Lama claim to be a reincarnated spirit remains on wikipedia still, as well as other claimants to Buddhahood. 

Ankit Love's ancestor General Zorawar was the Prime Minister of the Maharaja and is known by Western historians as the "Napoleon of India" for his conquests of several Kingdoms in the Himalayas. Here he is depicted with the King and Queen of the Tibetan Buddhist Kingdom of Ladakh after he conquered them in the 1830s. He was killed in battle of To-yo in 1841 by the allied forces of the Dalai Lama and Emperor of China, after conquering and liberating much of Tibet from their fundamentalist and oppressive regimes. Ankit Love's ancestor General Zorawar is believed to be a descendent of the Ikshvaku dynasty that produced Gautama Buddha circa 500 BCE. While the Dalai Lama had ruled the Tibetan government since 1642 AD. In 2015, Ankit Love's page and claim to Buddhahood was censored and deleted by wikipedia, while the Dalai Lama claim to be a reincarnated spirit remains on wikipedia still, as well as other claimants to Buddhahood. 

Saying goodbye to my fellow #sailor #roommates! #antibes #france #EndofAnEra✌️⚓️🚢

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6am train from #montecarlo to #antibes! #party like a #sailor! 😜😂🌊🌊

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Ankit Love is sent messages by the youths of Jammu-Kashmir during the piece. Here is a message of baby portrait of Ankit Love with his mom and dad in 1983, sent via whatsapp from Ankit Love's village in Bughterian, Jammu-Kashmir. After his performance art piece Ankit Love is left emotionally drained, broke and homeless at the Dictionary Hostel in Shoreditch posted on his new Instagram with just a few hundred followers. Digital cloud, 2015.

#scorpionpose #yoga! Building up for the #comeback ! #peace #Shoreditch #hostel

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Whilst I may #write nothing is lost! #Shoreditch #hostel #art #life

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Staying at the hostel Ankit Love founded the One Love Party with a Cambridge archeology and anthropology graduate he had met there. This Cambridge graduate had quit working for Google and now worked as a receptionist at the hostel after having worked as a cleaner there. Ankit Love registered the One Love Party in Great Britain and the European Union as it's Leader with the aim to bring a techno-progressive revolution and colonize Mars. He had also somehow ended up briefly at the University of East London in docklands studying Biotechnology & Biochemistry / Computer Science / Fashion Design. After which he was also hired as the Director of BRIC+ magazine and given housing in Belgravia. He would quit BRIC+ after a month there to move back to East London to focus on finishing his #EMPEROROFLOVE performance art piece.

In da #lab #drlove haha ✌️

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#BRIC+ #magazine, it's a #wholenewworld @bricmagazine 🌏🚀

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Ankit Love while studying fashion design at the University of East London produced this fashion activism video to inspire the young people at  http://wearespotlight.com/