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I'll Be Your Mirror

The confounding strategy of GCC

KEVIN JONES

GCC, Figure A: Amalgamated City, 2013, wallpaper, fireworks projection, sound on headphones, 4 x 30 m. Photo by Achim Hatzius. Courtesy the artists and Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin.

"Why are you making fun of us?" Artists don't usually get questions like this one, asked by a local visitor to Kuwait's venerable Sultan Gallery during the opening of an October 2013 exhibition entitled "A Space for National Achievement." The first solo show of rising artist collective GCC—a prolific bloc of Gulf-hailing artists…

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