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Barjeel Art Foundation exhibits 16 provocative works by contemporary Arab artist in Singapore

Barjeel Art Foundation exhibits 16 provocative works by contemporary Arab artist in Singapore

The Business Times Sunday, Jun 30, 2013 An aura of political mischief pervades Singapore Art Museum's new exhibition Terms & Conditions, which features 16 provocative works by contemporary Arab artists. Organised in partnership with the UAE-based Barjeel Art Foundation, some of the works - especially the video art - stand out for their pure cheek and daring. In one video work, three sexy blondes sing songs in veneration of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. One Britney Spears-type starlet sings with sizzling mock-sensuality: "Oh father of virility... we will level the enemy ... we will wipe America from the map..." As it turns out, the songs were actually commissioned by Saddam when he was alive to glorify his rule. But artist Adel Abidin recast the songs into contemporary pop numbers to parody both Saddam's propaganda as well as the slick commercial gloss used all over t...

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