Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck relies on an investigative approach centered on analyzing how power and propaganda have intertwined in the geopolitical arena since the mid-twentieth century. His work functions like decoders, giving viewers the chance to examine decisive periods and events in contemporary history from new, overlooked perspectives. The artist devotes particular attention to the origins of the Cold War and to strategies implemented in that period from managing global power—specifically, controlling oil resources in the American context by merging state foreign policy with private industrial interests. In Balteo Yazbeck’s work, which ranges between installation, video, photography and text, form is always aimed at serving content—each work sums up a long, meticulous process of research conducted using multiple sources such as

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