ANDREW GILBERT, GB

General Lothar von Trotha, 2019

Watercolor, Acrylic and Fineliner
30 x 40 cm | 11.81 x 15.75 in

€ 2.440,00

The artist examines the representations of exotic cliches, and propaganda techniques used to demonize the eternal foreign Other. In doing so he questions who is really “primitive” and critiques the Western Historical narrative and the contemporary nostalgia for Empire. All of this is combined with absurdist humor and often grotesque violence, tracing parallels between the conquests of 19th century empires and the military occupations of our days.

Adrian Dietrich Lothar von Trotha, commander of the German colonial army, famous for his harsh and brutal conduct during the wars in South-West Africa, especially for the events that led to the genocide of the Herero populations.

Exhibitions:
ANDREW GILBERT | JARMILA MITRÍKOVÁ & DÁVID DEMJANOVIČ | UMAR RASHID (FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS), The Fate of Empires, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli + Cellar Contemporary, Trento, 2019

Published on: 
ANDREW GILBERT | JARMILA MITRÍKOVÁ & DÁVID DEMJANOVIČ | UMAR RASHID (FROHAWK TWO FEATHERS), The Fate of Empires, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli + Cellar Contemporary, Trento 2019, p. 13