Erró

God bless Bagdad
Gallery of Erro
2 Pictures

Gallery of Erro

2 Pictures

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God bless Bagdad 2003 -2005

Erró’s work has been a constant questioning of the modern world and the excess of images it generates. His paintings and collages are a material synthesis of contemporary events and history. In the course of ajourney to Cambodia in 1993, Erró consulted archives, had meetings and collected documents concerning atrocities perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge. There sulting work ranges in style from history paintingto hectic comic strip. Its title, For Pol Pot (TuolSlengS-21), was the name of a former French lycée that was used by the dictatorial regime as a detention andtorture centre. The work recomposes and recycleselements of visual language. They interpenetrate andsaturate the space, to create a political criticism thatis both troubling and salutary. As a counterpoint to this painting, Erró is showing God Bless Bagdad, awork from 12 years later. The title alludes to GeorgeW. Bush’s depressingly famous invocation “God blessAmerica” at the outbreak of the war against Iraq.

With the support of the Icelandic Art Center and the Reykjavik Museum of Art, Erró Collection.

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49 quai Rambaud
69002, Lyon


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God bless Bagdad
God bless Bagdad 2003 -2005

Erró’s work has been a constant questioning of the modern world and the excess of images it generates. His paintings and collages are a material synthesis of contemporary events and history. In the course of ajourney to Cambodia in 1993, Erró consulted archives, had meetings and collected documents concerning atrocities perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge. There sulting work ranges in style from history paintingto hectic comic strip. Its title, For Pol Pot (TuolSlengS-21), was the name of a former French lycée that was used by the dictatorial regime as a detention andtorture centre. The work recomposes and recycleselements of visual language. They interpenetrate andsaturate the space, to create a political criticism thatis both troubling and salutary. As a counterpoint to this painting, Erró is showing God Bless Bagdad, awork from 12 years later. The title alludes to GeorgeW. Bush’s depressingly famous invocation “God blessAmerica” at the outbreak of the war against Iraq.

With the support of the Icelandic Art Center and the Reykjavik Museum of Art, Erró Collection.

La Sucrière


49 quai Rambaud
69002, Lyon


Comment y aller