Pin The Prick III
Idi Amin Dada, 1961
The artwork combines 3844 glass head pins into one image. Some quite infamous 'pricks' in history started their careers as quite ordinary and often just young tugs. It raises the question: what if we –when they were youngsters– would have been able to pin them down as the infamous 'pricks' they would become later in life… It's a question we can ask ourselves. The least you can say is they have a blood red handprint all over them and should be depicted in a frame in the color of blood.
This one depicts Ugandan military officer and politician Idi Amin Dada Oumee who served as the third president of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. He ruled as a military dictator and is considered one of the most brutal despots in modern world history..
Amin's rule was characterised by rampant human rights abuses, including political repression, ethnic persecution, extrajudicial killings, as well as nepotism, corruption, and gross economic mismanagement. International observers and human rights groups estimate that between 100,000 and 500,000 people were killed under his regime.
Building the artwork in pictures