A statue of Vladimir Lenin in Odessa, Ukraine, has been refashioned into Darth Vader. A Ukrainian artist, Alexander Milov, whose work appeared at Burning Man this year, transformed the statue in response to recent decommunization laws, which require the removal of Communist symbols in Ukraine.Something about this transformation strikes me as perfect. Milov said that he thought it was appropriate to use an icon of American pop culture, since "this seems to be more enduring than the Soviet ideal."
Monday, October 26, 2015
The New Dark Lord