Week 10 : Mini Links : Re-creating the world’s most infamous tragedies with children

Have you seen this yet? I came across this article and was shocked and I struggle to think that this is ART.. but we can all agree that this is thought-provoking. Do the kids and their parents understand and apprehend the extent of what they are ‘performing’ here at all?

This is an ongoing exhibition by Jonathan Hobin who is represented by Patrick Mikhail Gallery. “In the Playroom” will be featured at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto from May 2 – 31.

Jonathan Hobin is a Canadian photographer whose series In the Playroom features a range of children reenacting some of the most brutal news stories of our generation, from JonBenet Ramsey’s death and the Siegfried and Roy tiger mauling to 9/11 and the threat of nuclear war. At first glance it’s hard to tell if the children in the photos understand the horror they’re conveying or if they’re just having a lot of fun. Regardless,many people have reacted strongly. The photos have been described as sick, pure shock, and tasteless, self-indulgent masturbation. Even the children’s parents have been vilified for their involvement. (http://www.vice.com/read/jonathan-hobin-recreates-the-worlds-most-infamous-tragedies-with-children)

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Princess Diana and the media

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Kim Jong Un

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President Obama

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Death of Bin Laden at home

All images copyright Jonathon Hobin.

For other interesting reads, go here, here, here and here.

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