Life of Illusion in a world in war

One of the most inspiring and extraordinary exhibitions in the Amsterdam’s Foam Photography Museum I ever saw was exposed in 2014 and is called The Enclave.

The Enclave is the Richard Mosse’s work in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, about the almost forgotten Congolese war, revealing the author’s efforts in to reveal rebel enclaves and sites of human rights violations.

After almost 3 years all the elements from this exhibition remain unforgettable for me. The illusion created by the use of the psychedelic magenta colour in contrast with seriousness and brutality of the topic covered provided me with an experience of pleasure, discomfort and embarrassment.

The Enclave was a genuine challenge to my senses and an unpretentious exploration of my human side and my conscience.

April 2014, Amsterdam

 

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