Monday, March 13

Ginane Makki Bacho

"Lebanese artist Ginane Makki Bacho uses a series of sculptures inspired by the brutality of ISIS to reflect on humanity’s innate thirst for violence, questioning what it truly means to be civilised. Ginane Makki Bacho was welding together scrap metal to make a toy truck for her grandson when the idea for her next series struck her. The truck, complete with caterpillar treads made from an old bike chain, reminded her of video footage she’d seen of ISIS convoys – tanks, trucks and motorbikes bristling with armed men and black flags. Bacho never gave the truck to her grandson. Instead, she created two gunmen to place inside it, and began welding an army. ..."
SELECTIONS: The Barbarity of Civilisation (Video)
Ginane Makki Bacho & Fathallah Zamroud, Material Remains
YouTube: Civilization, Material Remains