Artist Sam Durant has installed a predator drone on the High Line, an attempt to make visible the United States’ secret drone bombing policies. “I was very concerned with using unmanned aircraft to essentially assassinate people,” he says. “It was seen as popular in the United States because U.S. soldiers didn’t have to go to the battlefield. But what about the casualties in the countries that were attacked by our drones? The idea was to bring this conversation home to America.”
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Dr Harald Falckenberg
* Dr Harald Falckenberg is a German collector based in Hamburg, who owns about 1,700 pieces including an extraordinary room collaboration between Paul McCarthy and Jason Rhoades.
Recent projects are Christoph Schlingensief’s “Animatograph”, a giant multimedia installation that von Habsburg also collaborated on; and a large room installation by Mike Kelley. He is opening a 65,000 sq ft (6,000-7,000 sq m) space in Hamburg next year.
* From the Financial Times.