The Superdanish mural is a copy of a mural Iraqi Freedom in the city of Twentynine Palms in California where one of the largest marine corps combat centers are situated. The Twentynine Palms mural includes signature images from the conflict, such as the toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, alongside portraits of American soldiers. In the Superdanish mural, American troops are replaced with Danish military personal and weaponry. The 13 x 3.5 meters mural (latex on drywall) was commissioned by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto to be presented in the context of an export drive for Danish culture and businesses in Canada, 2004. The wall painting visualizes Denmark's recent shift towards a more pro-active foreign policy, while also raising questions about the invasion of Iraq.

Mural painted by Mark Bell and Issam Idani

Photo: Superflex

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