Feb.16th, 2008-Mar.16th, 2008
an Exhibition by Hamad Khalaf and Iswanto Hartono
This series of collaborative installations by Hamad Khalaf (born in Kuwait, 1972) presents the phenomena of war in enigmatic gestures that challenge our perceptions and preconceptions. Both contemporary artists have been drown to the contemporary issue of war through different means and have harnessed unique sets of arsenals to wage and engage dialog. Khalaf?s signature has been the combination of appropriated objects of war with imagery borrowed from Greek mythology. Within the envelope of constructed narratives and values that hold a society sway, Khalaf perverts violence with decorative beauty to lay bare our fixation on war. Iswanto more straightforwardly depicts war in its global political linkages through spatial arrangements and symbol play.
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