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Civilization: The Way We Live Now

Charles Green, Lyndell Green

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne | Published : 2019

Abstract

Charles Green – ‘We were embedded with Australian soldiers in Afghanistan as Australia’s official war artists in 2007-2008. We were commissioned to do large paintings but we were carrying about five cameras and what we were seeing was huge geopolitical forces colliding. There was no chance this was going to work out. We were documenting disaster.’ Lyndell Brown – ‘This image has a strange calm that belies the tragedy of the area. The pathos of this image in particular is in the chair staring out to the empty mountainous landscape, which you know is hiding Taliban who will return. The shipping container in this land-locked mountainous country and a military base in the middle of Taliban count..

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