'Never Give Up the Fruit' (2013), glass bulbs, canvas cables, wooden beams, 280 x 135 x 200 cm.
(photo courtesy of The Third Line)
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Of the dozen-odd objects variously deployed around The Third Line gallery these days, none is more deceptive than "Never Give up the Fruit" (2013).The struggle to assert hegemony over this region has seen various polities impose three different scripts (Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic) on the languages of this region.The region's Muslim ethnic Uighurs call it "Uighuristan".Its 30-odd orbs have been formed to resemble the Hami melon.'Language Arts' is up at The Third Line gallery until 17 April.
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