Monday, April 07, 2008


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.

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

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