The sculpture by Anno Dijkstra is titled “A Last Farewell’ and could be interpreted as a scuptural representation of a holiday snapshot: a tourist posing for a picture with an indian chief.
Tourism is the only source of income enabling the ‘authentic’ Indian culture to survive. Two separate worlds come together in this three-dimensional ‘snaphot’. The embrace of the two characters poses the question who is dependent upon whom.
The work of Anno Dijkstra (St. Annaparochie, 1970) is very diverse, ranging from performances and installations to realistic sculptures and is imbued with a critical view of society. He uses iconic photographs like the Vietnamese ‘napalm girl’ or the atomic bomb cloud of Hiroshima as sources of insipration for his sculptures.