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Title & Date: The Infamous and Only Somewhat Ambassadorial Outpost of the Semi-Legitimate Nation of Flux (after Harald Damsleth) (2012)
Material: Digital archival print
Dimensions: 30" x 18"
Edition: 1 of 5

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"The Infamous and Only Somewhat Ambassadorial Outpost of the Semi-Legitimate Nation of Flux (after Harald Damsleth)" by Alex Young

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This work is part of a series of propaganda posters realized for the occasion of the Flux Factory's exhibition, "The Infamous and Only Somewhat Ambassadorial Outpost of the Semi-Legitimate Nation of Flux," at Spanien 19C in Aarhus Denmark. The design is an adaptation of prominent Scandinavian propagandist Harald Damsleth's 1942 anti-American print 'Kultur-Terror' substituting the original contents with Flux-driven iconography and mythos.

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Description: This work is part of a series of propaganda posters realized for the occasion of the Flux Factory’s exhibition, The Infamous and Only Somewhat Ambassadorial Outpost of the Semi-Legitimate Nation of Flux, at Spanien 19C in Aarhus Denmark. The design is an adaptation of prominent Scandinavian propagandist Harald Damsleth’s 1944 anti-American print ‘Kultur-Terror’ substituting the original contents with Flux-driven iconography and mythos.

Artist Biography:Alex Young is an artist, writer, and curator whose research based practice employs critical and experimental historiography in exploring the motivating factors and end results—and the subsequent potential for disconnection between the two—in the construction of the built environment. Recent projects have been featured in Conflux 2012 (New York University), The Beyond/ In Western New York Biennial (Albright Knox Art Gallery), Worldshaving (Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center), Precious Cargo (University at Buffalo Art Gallery), and Space Was the Place (MCLA Gallery 51) amongst others. Young has been a recurring resident artist and collaborator at Flux Factory since 2011.