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The Lorenzo Quinn This is Not a Game Exhibit is Combative

 - Mar 28, 2013
References: lorenzoquinn & mymodernmet
Artist Lorenzo Quinn has erected his large scale This is Not a Game installation. The platform features its title in strips of red ink, making it appear as if a child drew on the letters. This is fitting with the green G.I. Joe toys that the set displays.

Quinn's exhibit is both playful and morose at the same time. While the faux toys do conjure up images of kids, they also speak to the darker side of war and combat, hence its cautionary name. Whether one takes it to be a warning or an invite to amuse oneself, it is breathtaking in either case as it places the exaggerated scene on to a floating backdrop.