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Artwork Details:

  • TypeSculpture
  • Year2009
  • MediumPatinated bronze
  • Dimensions228h x 145w x 56d cm
More about this artwork:

This patinated bronze sculpture of a hooded figure depicts an example of the torturing that took place in the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad during the Iraq war. Quinn took this now iconic image, present across the media, and created a sculpture that reflects both human cruelty and our digitally globalised world where certain images can rapidly become significant or symbolic. The work suggests how images can become detached from the experiential reality that created them but also how the widespread use of the internet can enable a global and democratic dispersal of information.

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