Monday, April 07, 2008

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Check out the stunning work of exiled Iraqi artist Wafaa Bilal

Bilal is living in the US and holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. He uses a wealth of media, both traditional and digital, to create controversial works of art relating to the war in Iraq, freedom of speech and racial stereotypes in the media.

He gained a lot of attention with his virtual installation Domestic Tension- Shoot an Iraqi where you could log on to a website and shoot at Bilal with a remotely controlled paint ball gun

His latest work, Virtual Jihadi is a hacked computer game where Bilal poses as a suicide bomber trying to kill George Bush, a response to a popular computer game Quest for Saddam where you have to find and kill Saddam Hussein.

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Retro babe "...forget the Gin Rummy - Let's SHAG!..."
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Panzer Sturmgeschütz III, Ausf G
The "business end" of a Stug. Note the spare track draped over the hull for extra protection.
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(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war

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