Bomb-ravaged car, a raw reminder of the Iraqi conflict, goes on show at London war museumBy AP
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Iraq bomb-ravaged car on show at London museum
LONDON — The mangled remains of a bomb-ravaged car that illustrates life in Iraq is going on display at a London museum.
The tattered wreckage was salvaged by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller to show the changing nature of modern warfare. It aims to draw attention to the huge rise in civilian casualties in warfare.
The car, a raw reminder of the six-year Iraqi conflict, was destroyed in a suicide bomb attack in Baghdad that killed 38 people in 2007.
First shown as part of an art project led by Deller in New York’s New Museum last year, the installation is opening to the public Friday at London’s Imperial War Museum.
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