Read my Lips!
The True Story Behind The Representation of the Death of Osama bin Laden
Artists: Nedko Solakov, Enrique Marty, Harald de Bree, Shepard Fairey, Miguel Aguirre, Marc Bijl, Alejandro Quiroga, Johan Wahlstrom, Kepa Garraza, Mariana Najmanovich, Ronald Ophuis, Eugenio Merino, Antonio Cortés Rolón, Ben Dean, Jorge García, Jeanne Susplugas, Carlos T-Mori, Armando Mariño, Gabriel Escalante, Pedro Barbeito, Nicola Verlato, Prem Sarjo, Pedro Tyler
Curator: Paco Barragán
Vernissage donderdag 28 april, 17 uur
open t/m 9 juni
maandag t/m vrijdag 12-18 uur
The death of Osama bin Laden was announced on television on the night of Sunday, May 1, 2012 at 23:30 (ECT). President Barack Obama addressed the nation from the East Wing of the White House.
To date, we have not seen the “corpus delicti,” just an image of Obama and his team in the White House’s Situation Room staring off camera while the operation unfolds.
Is it important that Obama and the Government of the United States disclose images of bin Laden’s corpse? Is the President’s verbal description of the burial and death of bin Laden enough?
Read my Lips! The True Story Behind the Representation of the Death of Osama bin Laden is an international group show with an interdisciplinary approach that sets out to give answer to these questions by analyzing diverse visual texts, with different levels of iconicity, discursivity and credibility.
The exhibition as such is divided in three sections: 1) The Situation Room—The Reenactment of a Fiction, 2) The Abbottabad Compound—The Reconstruction of the Fiction, 3) Zero Dark Thirty—The Fiction of the Fiction.
How do we discern truth from fiction, reality from representation? Is credibility the sole dogma of faith in the 21st Century?
Read My Lips! in the Press 2016: