Dictators’ heads as prison cells show shackled human rights

Apr 05, 2018, 7:57 AM EDT
(Source: https://www.designboom.com)
(Source: https://www.designboom.com)

In a series of illustrations, exhibited on Shanghai Design Biennial, Chinese artist Jody Xiong pictures infamous dictators’ heads as prison cells, showcasing the shackled human rights in authoritarian states around the world.

The heads of world’s well-known autocratic leaders are crafted into wire mesh installations with dark figures of prisoners, apparently trapped in the despotic minds, symbolizing the ordeal that dissenters and political opponents are subjected to, writes Design Boom.

The “Prison of the Heard” attempts to highlight the persecution, injustice and human rights abuse that people suffer at the hands and within the “invisible minds” of dictators.