Rajkamal Kahlon

 

Born in Auburn, California, US, 1974.  Lives and works in Berlin, DE.

www.rajkamalkahlon.com

 

Coloring Germany, 2013

 

The poster is quoted from the project Coloring Germany, exhibited in 2010 at NGBK in Berlin. The poster is an altered map of Germany where Beirut replaces Berlin and sites of international conflict can be found inside of German borders.  Coloring Germany is an installation of paintings and altered coloring book pages selected from a contemporary  coloring book produced by the German embassy for American children. Using the graphic language of the coloring book, Coloring Germany  interrupts essentialized notions of the German body and landscape. Using strategies of irony and humor, the projects deflates notions of German purity, insisting on difference within constructions of  European identities.

 

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