The other sight

One of the main representations of the ideal of the "other" is perceived differences. They way people view each other results in this idea of separation because it detaches the viewer from the world. Anything that is thought to be different is inherently odd in current society.

Mappa, Alighiero Boetti, 1971-1973, From the collection of: MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts
This map of flags shows the idea of the other by showing how separated the world is. Instead of showing one world with one humanity, it is one world divided between multiple nations.
V. Selivanov. Poster “TASS Window No. 11 June 1944. “Death to Nazi Invaders.”, V. Selivanov, 1944/1944, From the collection of: The Museum of the Siege of Leningrad
This here propaganda poster from WWII depicts the "other" as being less than human. War, especially WWII, started by different ideals between various countries.
Invitation to the Coup, Wolfgang Lettl, 1981, From the collection of: Lettl Collection
This shows the idea of the other by showing visual differences, some people are thought of to be less than human just because they look different.
We are colourful, Enrico Nagel, From the collection of: Urban Art Now
This shows the idea of the other by showing that even though the people who are hated upon because of their looks are still people, represented by the title "We are colourful".
The comforter, Patricia Piccinini, 2010, From the collection of: Art Gallery of New South Wales
This shows the idea of the other by showing that visual imperfections can create bad habits, shown in the image by the thing the girl is holding.
Brain, Ham, Myung Su, 2004, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
One of faces of the "other" is through mental disorders. People with disabilities are thought to not be human or are subject to slurs.
D*Face, D*Face, 2013-09, From the collection of: Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga
The People Live in Abundance, Li Qun, 1944, From the collection of: Museum of Contemporary Art, China Art Academy
This image shows the opposite of the other in that it shows what normal life is thought to be. It is cheerful and upbeat despite all the discrimination that is happening in the world.
Portrait with Red Eyes, Suh, Yongsun, 2009, From the collection of: Korean Art Museum Association
Hilt for a ritual dagger [keris], Sundanese people, Java, Indonesia, Cirebon, 17th century, From the collection of: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
This hilt represents the other because it shows a difference in beliefs. When the blade was used it was thought to be a holy endeavor but in modern times we think of rituals as demonic and inhumane.
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