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The Artifice of War

Nicholas Grider's exhibition, Artifice and Sacrifice is on display through January 31, 2009. For those unfamiliar with Grider's project, the left wall of the gallery sets out a bit of context. There's a hand-written anecdote from his experiences at Ft. Irwin along with the re-presentation of (presumably) an army manual that translates the command, "Stop or I'll shoot," into multiple languages. On several occasions Grider participated in military exercises at the Army's National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin. The Rhode Island-sized base houses Wasl, a "fake" Iraq village, cobbled togeth... [more]
Posted by Michael Buitron on 1/6/09