FRONT Triennial returns to Oberlin with Installation by Ahmet Öğüt

As Prussian troops prepared to crush the 1849 socialist uprising in Dresden, anarchist thinker Mikhail Bakunin proposed that paintings from the National Museum be placed in front of the barricades, reasoning that Prussian soldiers wouldn’t dare destroy the works to breach their defenses. Inspired by Bakunin’s never-realized proposal, artist Ahmet Öğüt has created site-specific “barricades” featuring works from museum collections […]

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