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Zbigniew Libera’s “Postives” series included in the Post Communist exhibition at at Kunst-Werke feature a concept so effective and obvious that only the man who gave us the Lego Concentration Camp would have come up with it: re-stage famous photographs of the unpleasant side of history as happy events. Images of the assassination of Martin Luther King and the napalming of Kim Phuc are twisted into enjoyable moments in which, respectively, a cluster of tourists point excitedly at something out of the frame and a group kids accompany a set of parachute jumpers down a deserted road. In an era where media reality is hard to trust, the pictures show quite clearly what the evening news looks like.

- Ed Osborn [Saturday, May 15th, 2004]

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