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The Independent – Damian Ortega

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This exhibition takes a fascinating look at the news and how it is presented. The artist, Damian Ortega, has taken inspiration from news items between 29 August and 27 September 2010 and created a physical representation of that time.
Issue 2226

This exhibition takes a fascinating look at the news and how it is presented. The artist, Damian Ortega, has taken inspiration from news items between 29 August and 27 September 2010 and created a physical representation of that time.

These representations of such recent events give a human depth to our understanding—and a clarity. Ortega was a political cartoonist in his native Mexico and his work takes a witty approach to the contradictions and injustice of capitalism.

One of the pieces that sums this up best is the clipping of an article about Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, next to it Ortega made a small sculpture of a plane from cigarettes. The piece is called No Link.

Brilliant.

The Curve at the Barbican
Until 16 January 2011
Free

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