Joe Dal Pra - Control and Obsession

Bronze, aluminum and steel

This work explores the bigotry inherent in popular representations of cultural difference. By opposing two 19thcentury caricatures the western, industrial-age colonialist and the non-western exotic primitive issues of power and desire are confronted on an industrial tower structure. This face-off between the capitalist West and the many peoples it sought to exploit forces a reckoning with the historic consequences of this interaction.

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