m bronze, hardstone plinth
d 400 x 90 x 260 cm
Zieme was first installed in front of the Maltese parliament in Valletta for VIVA, Valletta International Arts Festival 2014. In 2016, Zieme headlined the exhibition, The Last Oland Horse, at the Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden.
Zieme (żiemel meaning ‘horse’ in Maltese), as temporarily installed but permanent in nature, is a work that explores political imagery and notions of transience. The sculpture’s ‘lack’of a fourth leg coupled with its obvious homage to the long European tradition of the equestrian statue as perhaps the most ubiquitous symbol of ruling power and authority, makes it a symbol of the fallibility of power and the exclusions that such power imposes.
installation view, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden