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"Insanity Reigns : Laurel Lueders"
2005-08-04 until 2005-08-16
For the first two weeks of August at Gallery Twenty-Four, through projections and photographs, the American artist, Laurel Lueders confronts the Bush Administration, particularly its unilateral "pre-emptive" war policies. The images symbolize power from above as it abuses the powerless below.
Accordingly, the first series of projections, "Subjugation" depicts secretive and undergraond abuse. The second installation, "When Reason Sleeps, Nightmares Occur" consists of multiple projections which forsee disastrous violence emerging from the apolcalyptic insanity of an evangelical cowboy king. He is featured in the center of the digitally printed "Insanity Alterpiece" as "Insanity Reigns: King of the Cowboys" and is flanked by panels of abuse on the left, "Insanity Reigns" and death on the right, "Insanity Rains".
Immediate reference to warfare in Afganistan and Iraq notwithstanding, Lueders' overall exhibition reflects world history in general and its tragic universality, making Berlin the perfect backdrop for this impressive and powerful exhibition. The installation will be modified to utilize the exhibition space of GALLERY twenty-four and its underground celler, a former air-raid shelter during the allied bombings of Berlin during the Second World War.
From Brunei Gallery's "After Hiroshima...Nuclear Imaginaries"
On exhibit until September 24, 2005