Tin Soldiers

 Kuwaiti-born artist Ala Younis created an incredible installation for the Istanbul Art Biennale 2011, consisting of 12,235 tin soldiers in the military outfits of Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Turkey, all of which have been implicated in, or subject to, acts of war in the Middle East. Ala explains, "My investigation through research and individual narratives continues to look into the alternative spaces where these soldiers, and in many cases temporary soldiers, practice or express militarism. it started when I realized that many of us are unofficial, unarmed, untrained, frustrated, raised-to-be-readymade-fighters."

Find out more about the project here.