Silvio set in sand
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 06 February 2010
Kosovo-born artist Sislej Xhafa unveils this mammoth sand sculpture of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi at Roda Sten gallery in Gothenburg this weekend (until 18 April). "Disturbance prevails over laughing as the viewer realizes that they have been made to walk up to and pay tribute to the grotesque but all the same glorified representation of Berlusconi," says the press blurb which cheekily points out that the politician looks like a "thinking Buddha".
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