Rashid Rana's "Red Carpet 1" is a 2007 piece that appears to be a beautiful, intricate woven rug, but which actually consists of thousands of graphic images from Pakistan's slaughterhouse.
"Red Carpet 1 when looked at from a distance is a beautiful deep red carpet. Upon closer inspection, it is revealed that the carpet is made up of images taken in a slaughterhouse. The work reflects the duel existence of Pakistan as a purveyor of beauty and violence.
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