Laughter will bury power, an old saying goes. Who knows? For certain, satire can aid in sharpening the mind towards critical thought.
Fink's formerly forbidden fake W. Bush tableau finally makes it onto publicly-viewable American walls. The exhibition, which has upset some, makes brilliant use of the critique made in Wiemar Germany by artists such as Otto Dix and George Grosz, to cast a fashion photography filtered satirical eye on the Bush junta. At times through direct quotation, Fink's recall of 1920s Berlin imagery is both effective and sadly appropriate.