Mounir Fatmi, Morocco living in France

His works often address terrorism and the complex underpinning of communication between nations  and peoples. The Brooms from 2005 is a direct response to Nicolas Sarkozy’s quote after riots in 2005: sweep up the scum from the banlieues of Paris.  Attached to the 8 large brooms are the flags of the G8 nations…a not so subtle visual joke!

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