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AK-47 vs. M16, 2015

Fragments of AK-47 and M16 bullets, ballistics gel, glass and metal vitrine and single-channel video
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Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
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On first viewing, 'AK-47 vs. M16' offers an interpretation of war as signified by two …

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On first viewing, 'AK-47 vs. M16' offers an interpretation of war as signified by two bullets – and representative of two conflicting ideologies – colliding into and against each other. As the bullets enter the block, the ballistics gel – meant to simulate the consistency of human flesh – flails and recoils on …

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The Propeller Group
Vietnamese & American, Founded 2006
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Since 2006, Phunam, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen, aka The Propeller Group, have been merging …

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Since 2006, Phunam, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen, aka The Propeller Group, have been merging visual art and mass media production to erode our trust in the images we are fed—through branding, marketing, and other forms of propaganda. As they describe: “We’re invested in trying to understand how ‘image’ is …

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Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
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On first viewing, 'AK-47 vs. M16' offers an interpretation of war as signified by two …

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On first viewing, 'AK-47 vs. M16' offers an interpretation of war as signified by two bullets – and representative of two conflicting ideologies – colliding into and against each other. As the bullets enter the block, the ballistics gel – meant to simulate the consistency of human flesh – flails and recoils on …

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Singapore Art Museum collection
The Propeller Group
Vietnamese & American, Founded 2006
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Since 2006, Phunam, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen, aka The Propeller Group, have been merging …

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Since 2006, Phunam, Matt Lucero, and Tuan Andrew Nguyen, aka The Propeller Group, have been merging visual art and mass media production to erode our trust in the images we are fed—through branding, marketing, and other forms of propaganda. As they describe: “We’re invested in trying to understand how ‘image’ is …

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AK-47 vs. M16, 2015

Fragments of AK-47 and M16 bullets, ballistics gel, glass and metal vitrine and single-channel video
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