Holy Land

Kader Attia

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Holy Land 2006

Kader Attia


Task "ideal world"

Refugees are often required to go somewhere else because they are no longer safe in their country. Like everyone, they dream of an ideal world. Many come to Europe by sea. But are things here as wonderful as in their dreams? From the sea, the mirrors in this artwork look lovely and shiny, but from close by they reflect the world as it really is.

What would make you leave your house and move somewhere else? How do you imagine your ideal world? Or what is it that makes a spot ideal for you? What do you need to feel at home somewhere? Does every member of your group feel the same way?