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God’s Wars by May Ayres

by John Molyneux
Issue No. 2269

This show by anti-war sculptor May Ayres, a regular in Left in Vision at the Marxism festival, is truly outstanding.

To say that Ayres merits wider recognition is a huge understatement—as far as I know she is completely unrecognised in the art world. She combines superb technique, razor‑sharp politics and deep human compassion.

The centrepiece of the show is a two-faced Tony Blair kneeling in prayer on the bodies of those he has murdered, which perfectly captures his sanctimonious hypocrisy.

The show really demands to be seen.

God’s Wars by May Ayres
The Belfry, St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA.
Until 7 October

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Tue 13 Sep 2011, 18:23 BST
Issue No. 2269
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