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  • Ingo Günther

    Weisser Raum

    Ingo Günther’s work combines artistic fiction and journalistic fact. One of his most spectacular pieces is Shaheed, 1991, which evaluates satellite photo data. It includes facts through which he reconnoitered an artificial Iraqi lake on the Iraq-Iran war front. His report went around the world, not as art, but as news of military strategy. In his capacity as a journalist, Günther visited Iraq two years ago in order to meet Ismail Fatah, the builder of a gigantic 130-foot-high monument. According to Fatah, his opus was dedicated to the eternal memory of all martyrs in the world. On an official

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