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Patrick Nagatani

"Lysistratus," National Atomic Museum

From the series "Nuclear Enchantment"

(Chicago, 1945 - October 27, 2017)

1989

Ilfocolor print

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of George Stephanopoulos

2008.141

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“Lysistrata,” a play written by Aristophanes, is an ancient Greek comedy about women’s attempt to end a war by refusing to have sex with men until all fighting ended. Nagatani changes the title character’s name into a masculine form. The women here were photographed separately, cut out and pasted on the background image, then the ensemble was re-photographed. Managed by the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Atomic Museum displays declassified nuclear technology from the 1940s on.

Keywords
Nuclear
United States
Color
Photomontage