Baghdad, 5 March 2007
Baghdad, 5 March 2007 by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller examines the impact of modern war.
This car was destroyed in the bombing of the historic Al-Mutanabbi street book market in Baghdad on 5 March 2007. Sitting next to a 7-metre piece of steel recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Centre in the Main Exhibition Space, these two pieces are a powerful reminder of the impact of war and conflict on contemporary society.
The bombing killed 38 people and wounded many more, and is viewed as an attack on Baghdad's cultural life. No one has ever claimed responsibility for the attack.
The bombing on 5 March 2007 also features in our Big Picture Show short Al-Mutanabbi Street: A Reaction, which is also shown in the Main Exhibition Space.
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