Kern, Michal / International Pistol Target (from the cycle Against Violence)
textile, serigraphy, 81 × 90.5 cm
This work is from the cycle Against Violence, which expresses Kern’s politically committed approach to art. It is a commentary on a world full of conflict, wars and suffering. The cycle explicitly criticizes militarism, employing several different forms of expression. One of these is the motif of targets with silhouettes of figures or faces. Kern’s politically engaged stance also reflects the characteristic attitudes of contemporary artists and young people as a whole, expressing opposition to wars and military spending – an attitude that originated in the 1960s and stood against the Vietnam War and the Six-Day War in Israel.