12,235 tin soldiers

Article: 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…