ICONES SONT FATIGUEES (Oriental Crescent installation)
Hayat’s manipulated photography constructions get right to
the point – wars are rampant and here’s where to find
them. And, in case there’s interest, here are some of the
leaders responsible for stirring people to take up arms and kill.
Portraits or compositions occupy clear rectangle boxes, enhancing
the “on display” sensation. Pondering further, the works
also ask viewers to consider who is benefiting and the motivations
behind the violence. The art doesn’t pick sides or lay blame
on any one force–except maybe the religion of money. Art focusing
on war isn’t the only series of art made by Hayat (celebs
also are the subject of series) but these are the two works presented
at Art Southampton.
YORK HAMPTONS ART HUB (10 contemporary artists at Art SouthHampton),