An interview in BLDGBLG with Irish photographer Richard Mosse allows us to look at how the American army has invaded the 81 palaces of Saddam and turned some of them into housing quarters for soldiers.
This is a great discussion with amazing images. But the exhibition, appropriately called Breach, opens us up to to a disturbing aspect of modern colonialism. We intend to liberate the people of Iraq, and I do not wish to suggest individual soldiers are not passionately and bravely dedicated to that, but we end up occupying the most grotesque and kitsch symbols of oppression to achieve our ends.
Your Correspondent, The mother art is architecture. Deprived of an architecture, Iraqis have no soul for their own civilization.