post-title Jay Mark Johnson | SIDESHOW SIEM REAP | Galerie Deschler | 09.09.-05.11.2016

Jay Mark Johnson | SIDESHOW SIEM REAP | Galerie Deschler | 09.09.-05.11.2016

Jay Mark Johnson | SIDESHOW SIEM REAP | Galerie Deschler | 09.09.-05.11.2016

Jay Mark Johnson | SIDESHOW SIEM REAP | Galerie Deschler | 09.09.-05.11.2016

until 05.11. | #0658ARTatBerlin | Galerie Deschler presents from the 9th September 2016 the exhibition SIDESHOW SIEM REAP by the artist Jay Mark Johnson.

Jay Mark Johnson describes the motivation for these works as follows:

“In the fall of 2012, I traveled to a region of northern Cambodia where the local people had suffered severely during the Vietnam War. Since childhood I had pondered grim reports of America’s secret bombing campaigns that sent endless barrages of fiery explosions raining down from the skies. In the image shown above, the subjects riding by are the survivors–along with their descendants–of that earth-shattering terror. I produced this photograph during early morning hours when farm laborers were riding their bicycles and motor scooters to work in the rice paddies. Today, large areas of southeastern Asia remain unusable and there are still casualties caused by the accidental detonation of buried, unexploded bombs. In the meanwhile, the U.S. military and its political culture have directed their focus elsewhere.”

Vernissage: Friday, 9th September 2016, 07:00-09:00 p.m.

Exhibition period: Friday, 9th September – Saturday, 5th November 2016

Zur Galerie Deschler

 

Image caption: Jay Mark Johnson, SIDESHOW SIEM REAP #1, 2012. Fotografie, 110 x 247,5 cm.

Exhibition Jay Mark Johnson – Galerie Deschler – Kunst in Berlin ART at Berlin

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