Tuesday, January 18, 2005


originally uploaded by Art or Idiocy?.
Huong's work was on view at the MCA Chicago's 12x12 exhibition space in November. Unlike some of her 12x12 predecessors, her work really deserved the attention and prominent display. It deals with the notions of war-on-terror phobia that the Bush administration has fabricated and exploited to great success. Featuring moonsuits and inflatable pods made of Tyvek (that plasticky, clothlike paper that doesn't tear), the installation brings to mind the false protection that our government promises from disease, economic deterioration, and above all terrorism – that vague, paranoid term whose mis- and overuse has propelled some to immense power.

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