Ala Younis

12,235 tin soldiers

12,235 tin soldiers

On display at this year’s Istanbul Art Biennale 2011, an event on par with Venice and São Paulo (or so says The Guardian – someone needs to send me there so I can judge for myself!), is this sensational, politically-charged installation by Kuwaiti artist, Ala Younis. Younis neatly arranged a total of 12,235 toy tin soldiers hand-painted in the military uniforms of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey…