Sunday, September 18, 2011

Istanbul Biennial

The inspiration for Istanbul's 12th Biennial is a modernist and policital work of a Cuban Puerto Rican artist. So, the works here are modern and political and ultra-leftist.
The media ranged from drawings, to video, to wood craft, to this representation of shotgun wave. One image that I found particularly compelling is Chelini's "Self with Better Half." Here, Chelini depicts how church tithing and oppression can drain the life out of a man, leaving him a mere shadow of the young man with dreams of conquest who he once was, and, instead, clinging desperately to his family.
One more picture for fun.

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