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For the exhibition Victory over Tyranny Pakistani artist Mariah Lookman delves into icono- graphies of violence. Her exhibition – featuring entirely new works made, for instance, of video collages, disused bank notes, an artist book or an embroidered shawl – examines historical and current representations of war and violence as well as forms of resistance. The works touch upon seemingly divergent aspects and topics suc h as ‘The Great Seal of England, 1648,’ American President Harry Truman’s announcement of the Bombing of Hiro - shima in 1945, or contemporary video games. While immersive and at times confrontational, the exhibition also encom- passes poetic and analytical facets, enabling viewers to explore ethical questions related for example, to states of exception in warfare as discussed in the works of Hannah Arendt, Giorgio Agamben, or Carl Schmitt.
Photos by Tashi Brauen and Kurt Dätwyler