Monday, 5 December 2005

Kester's Throne of Weapons: British Museum's war art

"They shall beat their swords into plowshares" (Isaiah): Kester's "Throne of Weapons". This was made by Christavao Canhavato (Kester) in 2001 from weapons decommissioned after the end of the civil war in 1992. Made in Maputo, Mozambique, it is art ethically acquired by and displayed in the British Museum.

Originally posted on a blog about London at 3.49pm on 30th of April 2005.

1 comment:

  1. You're an exceptional blogger mate. That's a shame I haven't got an access good enough to follow your blogs regularly - and my English is deteriorating...

    This Throne, despite the visible simplicity of the idea, is amazing indeed: I've seen it at the exhibition on London's South Bank in 2005, and - if I'm not confusing anything - it's now in British Museum, Sainsbury's African Gallery.

    "They shall beat their swords into plowshares" (funnily enough, it became one of the most populat early-Soviet slogans). I see that.

    Take care