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The Aryan Zebra

Hesselholdt & Mejlvang

The Aryan Zebra presents the collaborative practice of the Danish artist group Hesselholdt & Mejlvang.
Their work is installation-based and operates within a wide range of materials, from miniature objects to large-scale public space installations. The book focuses on three main features: the settlements, the animals and the flags. Serbian curator Maja Ćirić traces the duo's investigation of nationalism and right wing politics and concludes on the work's revolutionary potential: “The objects, settings and landscapes they create are non-human, albeit anthropocentric, in the sense that they embody human values and represent subtle entanglements with current politics... Hesselholdt & Mejlvang’s representation of nationalism comments on its near-pathological character, its roots in fear and its hatred of “the Other”. Instead of merely commenting on nationalism, they also propose an alternative.”
 
Language: English