Beldan Sezen

Home of the Brave

Beldan Sezen

Home of the Brave

Date

2019

Edition Size

15

Media

Hand-painting, Pencil, Photography

Binding

Hand-sewn

Dimensions

8.5 × 7 × 0.75 in

Pages

44

Location

Brooklyn, NY

$ 2,200.00

6 in stock


“These are our crackhead years”, Max S. Gordon writes in his essay On Addiction and Donald Trump. This made me wonder and muse. What if America would enter rehab? How would such an AA commitment turn out? Could it be beneficial for a nation that has to deal with a seemingly unbridgeable gap amongst its people?

To talk openly about complicities and heartbreak for a false dream is a true challenge in the realm of those tiring and hurtful binaries. Pointing fingers to the perpetual “other” is key in maintaining the status quo. It takes bravery to face and admit one’s addiction and helplessness. Home of the Brave asks us the people for just that.

 
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