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Tyrannenmord (Tyrannicide): New Work by Jan Bejšovec

Thursday, 1. December 2011, 2047h No comments

Jan Bejšovec, a textile artist working in Berlin on his label “Konfliktstoff” 1 has made a new work, “Tyrannenmord” (tyrannicide). It addresses both actual developments in the Arab world and the general dealing with dictators: for more than 30 years, Muammar Gaddafi ruled Libya with an iron fist. The world was able to come to terms with him, especially since he departed from his previous support of international terrorism. Thus, the external perception was mainly reduced to his high entertainment value. Quite unexpectedly, the uprising that begun in February 2011 lead to Gaddafi’s escape and his homicide, including the presentation of his dead body. Read more…

  1. German Konfliktstoff means “causes of conflict”, put together by Konflikt (conflict) and Stoff, literally meaning fabric