22 January - 3 May 2010. Its first showing in the UK, the Tate Modern presents 'The worst condition is to pass under a sword which is not one's own', by Michael Rakowitz. This thought-provoking project examines the influence of western science fiction and fantasy on Iraqi military and scientific activities during Saddam Hussein's reign. Rakowitz's startling findings reveal the bizarre links between Hussein's regime of terror and 'Star Wars', the writings of Jules Verne and even the action figure 'GI Joe'.
Sun-Thurs: 10.00-18.00. Fri-Sat: 10.00-22.00
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Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG. Tel. +44 (0) 20 7887 8888