Sunday, January 17, 2021

Kalashnikov - new art series by Tarek Chemaly

Artwork by Tarek Chemaly

On June 21, 1975 - right after the onset of the Lebanese war - there was a tombola (draw) on a Kalashnikov in Sin El Fil, a Christian fief. The price of the ticket was 2 Liras at the time. The absurdity of the even led me to juxtapose this advertising (found on a vintage ticket of the event) on real images of destruction during the war with a child's replica of the AK47 tossed in. Sometimes jokes are not that funny.