29 March 2018
Yesterday saw the unveiling of a new sculpture on the "fourth plinth" in Trafalgar Square, the twelfth to grace the plinth since the project started. The Invisible Enemy Does Not Exist by Michael Rakowitz is a winged bull or lamassu made from Iraqi date syrup cans. It is part of a project by the artist to recreate all 7,000 artefacts looted from the National Museum of Iraq following the invasion in 2003 by the US-led coalition (the invisible enemy).
We will be able to enjoy this work for two years, when it will be replaced by an ice cream cone topped with a cherry and a fly. Something to look forward to.