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Harrier and Jaguar | Fiona Banner

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Jaguar, 2010, polished Sepecat Jaguar aircraft © Tate Photography / Andrew Dunkley and Sam Drake

Decommissioned fighter planes in the incongruous setting of the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain by Fiona Banner.

Fiona Banner is best known for her ‘wordscapes’, written transcriptions of the frame-by-frame action in Hollywood war films. She has long been fascinated by the emblem of the fighter plane. Her compulsion to grasp the uncomfortable resonances of these war machines has produced a growing archive of material. From pencil drawings to newspaper cuttings and Airfix model collections of all the fighter planes currently in service, the modesty of her works often contrasts with the heroic connotations of her subject… more

Harrier, 2010, BAe Sea Harrier aircraft, paint © Tate Photography / Andrew Dunkley and Sam Drake