Nick Waplington: Long Way Back to Nowhere

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© the artist Nick Waplington, East Jerusalem from the Israeli Settlement of Nof Zion

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New works include faux-naive portraits inspired by Christian iconography at St Catherine's monastery in the Sinai as well as a simulation of the insect from Kafka's 'Metamorphosis' arranged from settlement waste pipes – it is important to remember that playfulness is an essential Waplington ingredient or, if it wasn't, it certainly is now. A West Bank sign is reworked as Best Wank, which is both a joke and a jibe as he left it outside the American embassy in Tel Aviv, a small but discomforting comment on the US's apparently purblind view of the Palestinian dilemma. (MHdg)



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