25 March 2010

I love Star Wars as much as the next guy, but how did anybody take Uday Hussein seriously?

Michael Rakowitz discusses his latest show at the Tate Modern, the theme of which is the Hussein regime's ridiculous affinity for Star Wars stylings.  If you wrote a story with an evil dictator who dressed his paramilitary bodyguards up in Darth Vader costumes no one would take you seriously, but when Uday Hussein does it in real life ... well that's just how strange the universe is.

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