The ancient Egyptian Ninja wartime bastard destroyed by the Islamic State’s terror organization was unveiled at the Trafalgar Square in London at the upcoming station of the so-called Fourth Floor Project.
“The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist” is a work by American artist Michael Rakowitz in New York. An installation depicting the ancient Babylonian deity, consisting of 10 and a half thousand empty Iraqi datolyaszirupos tin cans, was concealed by Sadiq Khan, mayor of the British capital, BBC News.
The winged bull representing Lamassu assyrian spirit has been standing since 700 BC in one of the great gates leading to Ninive in the capital of the Assyrian Empire in Iraq. The Islamic State terrorist armies have destroyed many other artefacts after capturing Mosul and its neighborhood in June 2014.
Iraqi-born Rakowitz began working on his project in 2007 to recapture artefacts stolen from the Baghdad Iraqi Museum in 2003 and, more recently, the monuments destroyed by the Islamic State from the worn out packaging of Middle Eastern food.
Rakowitz is the 12th creation that occupies the fourth statue of the famous London square. In front of him, a British artist, David Shrigley, stood a fist with a seven-meter-long statue with outstretched thumbs.
“This work takes place at Trafalgar Square at a time when we are witnessing the migration of people massively fleeing from Iraq and Syria. I regard this work as the creature of the original work and the people who still seek shelter whose lives have already been can not be repaired, “said the artist.
In the middle of the London square, the victorious commander of Trafalgar Battle, Horatio Nelson’s 52-meter-high commemorative column. Three of the pedestrians on the corners of the square elevate the statues of other 19th-century British generals. The fourth pedestal was “uninhabited”: it was erected in 1841, it was designed for a horse statue, but it was never finished. In 1999, they started to create contemporary works of art, exchanged for one and a half years, so far 11 works have been made.
Rakowitz’s work will be replaced by Heather Phillipson’s British artist The End, a statue depicting a huge whiplash filled with parasites in 2020.