Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one's own

michael rakowitz'i gecen bienalin antreposundan hatırlayanlar vardır
The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (Recovered, Missing, Stolen Series), 2007

Üstteki görsel geçen hafta açılan son solo sergisinden:

Always surprising and profoundly timely, in this exhibition Rakowitz explores the influence of science fiction genre imagery on the design of Iraqi monuments, military uniforms and weaponry under Saddam Hussein, while illuminating aspects of the US-Iraq conflict over the past few decades. Monumental sculptures that speak through their materials and an accompanying series of narrative drawings come together to tell this most unexpected- yet true- story of the Iraqi leader’s fascination with science fiction. The intertwining forces of adolescent imagination and science fiction, as present in the installation, suggest that the binaries of good and evil found in the mythology developed by innovators such as American director George Lucas are far from categorical when applied to current geopolitical scenarios.

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