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Primary Research - It is what it is - Jeremy Deller

Posted on by Ben Hodson

Jeremy Deller's work "It is what it is" is one of the most important works for my research, so when a retrospective came to the Hayward Gallery, I made an effort to spend some time at it.  As part of the work, Deller wanted people to start a dialogue around the subject of Iraq.  I spent a length of time with Bassim Mehdi, who is the director of the Iraqi Artists Institute.  We have subsequently developed a relationship and we are looking at working together in the future.