© Jehad Nga, The Green Book Project.
More than a year ago, Jehad Nga’s In Memory of the Future show opened at The Half King. So we’re overdue to post about him again, because he’s been busy and productive since, especially in his work about Libya, where his father is from and which he looks at with a particularly loving and critical eye.
TGBP re-draws Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s infamous Green Book manifesto. Surface-wise, the results look a bit like an Andy Warhol multi-colored silkscreen. But Jehad’s how and why is more penetrating than Warhol—he subjects Gaddafi’s sinister, insincere ‘bible’ to a conceptual and vividly playful treatment.
Read more about it here.