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Ghost: Kader Attia and Ventimiglia

by Felix

Saskia Draxler

The striking similarities between the installation of Kader Attia and the current situation in Ventimiglia.

2007: Ghost, an installation by French-born Algerian artist Kader Attia.

June 2015: A group of migrants wrapped in thermal blankets huddling on the seawall between Ventimiglia in Italy and Menton in France. Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters.

Migrants wearing thermal blankets sit on the rocks off the coast of Ventimiglia, Italy. Photo by Jean-Christophe Magnenet/AFP.

Ghost, Kader Attia, 2007. Photography: Olivia Macfarlane.