My Sweet Little Lamb! (1993) by Mladen Stilinović 9 February - 17 March 2019

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My Sweet Little Lamb!
Mladen Stilinović
Croatia, 1993 (2013)
Artist’s book

In many of his works Mladen Stilinović is focused on Wittgenstein’s ideas. In the artist’s book My Sweet Little Lamb! he combines Wittgenstein’s thoughts with the image of a pig and the inscription “My sweet little lamb!”. Stilinović pairs the contradicting meanings and he reverses the idea of tautology. The reason for this pairing stems from a Bosnian anecdote which suggested that Muslims would call a pig a lamb so they could eat it without remorse.

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IMPAKT Exhibition: Truth That Lies

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