Proposal Title: IVVXX - Iraqi Victims Value Exchange Index , 12/11/2007, Mixed media
Proposal Synopsis: How much costs an Iraq citizen?
It is possible - in some way - to establish the value in money of one human life?
It seems that, for the United States and regarding the civilians in Iraq, this complex ethic question becomes easy to solve.
The Iraqi citizens have no value for them and in the case the USA administration assumes their responsibility in the killing, its maximum value is around 2000 dollars!
This value changes in depending by the involved people and the flow of the political situation in Iraq.
This project wants to deepen this aspect, trying to fix a value index similar to the stock exchange ones.
Artist's Biography: Al Fadhil, an artist with pluridisciplinary interests (painting, installation, photography, performance, video), was born in Basrah, Iraq, in 1955. He currently lives in Lugano (Switzerland) and in Berlin.
He studied at the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad and in the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. The artist participated to many international art events, workshop and residencies. His works are owned by public and private collections.