Posts Tagged ‘war’
Born in 1983, Emeric Lhuisset grew up in Paris suburb. Graduated in art (Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris) and in geopolitics (University Panthéon-Sorbonne / Ecole Normale Supérieure Ulm), he currently teaches at Institute of Political Studies of Paris and he is co-director of the seminar contemporary art & geopolitics. Member of research group “Art&Flux”, today he lives and works between Middle East and Paris.
Working around current affairs, just like a journalist, he approaches his artistic work with extensive investigation in the media as well as the zones concerned by the problems he is studying. He travels around the globe to experience places where many don’t dare go to. By doing so, he prepares the ground without anyone noticing at first for a reflection and questioning of the world we live in.
Theater of War, photographs with a group of Iranian-Kurdish guerilla fighters, Lambda print, 150 x 112 cm, Iraq, 2011-2012
Image by Jared O’Brien
White Squar, a photo series by Shadi Ghadirian, 2007.
Casualties of War, Plastic moulded figurines by Dorothy:
“The hell of war comes home. In July 2009 Colorado Springs Gazettea published a two-part series entitled “Casualties of War”. The articles focused on a single battalion based at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, who since returning from duty in Iraq had been involved in brawls, beatings, rapes, drunk driving, drug deals, domestic violence, shootings, stabbings, kidnapping and suicides. Returning soldiers were committing murder at a rate 20 times greater than other young American males. A seperate investiagtion into the high suicide rate among veterans published in the New York Times in October 2010 revealed that three times as many California veterans and active service members were dying soon after returning home than those being killed in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. We hear little about the personal hell soldiers live through after returning home.”
Francisco Reina‘s photographic project “Strauss’ Legacy” (2009)…
“Strauss’ Legacy” is an approach toward the darkest side of human nature. It is a journey through the disastrous consequences that come about when people who, for the sake of political and economic interests and in the struggle for power, make decisions that have irreversible effects on other humans without the slightest concern for those who bear the brunt of their actions.”