You Hate This Flag… Don’t You? – Thomas Demand

Yellowcake Embassy I - Thomas Demand

Thomas Demand has unveiled his latest photograph “Yellowcake Embassy I” at the Fondazione Prada in Venice. In his studio Demand produced a life sized recreation of the Nigerian Embassy in Africa. He then photographed the Iraqi flag in this context. The artist was implying something here but I can’t help but respond to the other. I like this piece not for it’s intended meaning, rather the ambivalent feelings that it forces on the viewer. How do you feel about this flag? Does your instinct make any sense?



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About Scott Lickstein, Look Into My Owl

Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.




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