Tin Soldiers by Ala Younis
The Istanbul Art Bienalle 2011 is the home of Ala Younis Tin Soldiers installation. The Kuwait artists installation
depicts the nine armies that were implicated in, or subject to, acts of war in today’s Middle East. Hand painted to represent the military outfits of Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey. The soldiers were produced in numbers proportional to those of active troops in 2010, making for a total of 12,235 toy soldiers at a scale of 1:200. Compelling and aesthetically appealing at the same time.