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August 31, 2016 Back To News

Thomas Bangsted in Dazzle Camouflage: Hiding in Plain Sight at the Sun Valley Center

War has long served as a driver for innovation. This was particularly true during World War I, pursued largely by the German Navy through largescale U-boat attacks on military and merchant ships alike, that drove the invention of Dazzle Camouflage.

2013 Pigment print 20.5 x 26.5 inches / 52.07 x 67.31 cm

Pigment print
20.5 x 26.5 inches / 52.07 x 67.31 cm

Dazzle united military technology and visual art in an attempt to protect British and American ships. The photographic works of Thomas Bangsted is featured in this exhibition features alongside four other contemporary artists considering dazzle and its history.

On view at The Sun Valley Center For The Arts, Ketchum, Idaho, from August 5th to October 14th, 2016

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