Prometheus by Haig Aivazian

Prometheus (2019) by Haig Aivazian

 

The 1991 Gulf War was the first post-Soviet-era international conflict, and the first to be broadcast on twenty-four-hour news networks such as CNN. A year later, the 1992 Olympic games took place with the USA ‘Dream Team’ winning gold. Prometheus charts this new era of US power through these two moments; reflecting on the changing landscape of both soft and hard power, and the role of the media in producing these.

The title is in reference to the Greek mythical figure of Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods on Mount Olympus and gave it to humankind as civilization.

Haig Aivazian (b. 1980) Lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon

Aivazian is an artist, curator and co-director of the Beirut Art Centre. Working across a range of media and modes of address, he delves into the ways in which power embeds, affects and moves people, objects, animals, landscape and architecture.

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