Saturday, 7 January 2017

Art and reality (Andrei Karlov in memoriam)

Art and reality (Andrei Karlov in memoriam). Akryl på lærred. 30 gange 40 centimeter. 2017.

Wikipedia skriver om likvideringen:

"Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, was fatally shot by an off-duty Turkish police officer, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, on the evening of 19 December 2016 at an art exhibition (kunstgalleriet Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi, red.) in Ankara, Turkey. The assassination took place after several days of protests in Turkey over Russian involvement in the Syrian Civil War and the battle over Aleppo."

Den amerikanske kunstkritiker Jerry Saltz har skrevet en artikel (Considering the Ankara Assassination Photos As History Painting, red.) på Vulture om fotografierne, der dokumenterer likvideringen:

"I've never seen anything like the photographs by Burhan Ozbilici* of the assassination of the Russian ambassador at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey. A pathological act of bloodletting, terrorism, nationalism, a state of political siege. But in the stark white, pristine setting of an upscale art gallery showing contemporary art, with patrons, assassin, and victim all dressed in elegant black, the photographs themselves look strikingly surreal — uncanny, even — and, in some very painful ways, beautiful."

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