Adel Abidin:  We Came to Kill Your Father, 2018

Neon Text Sculpture

The neon text sculpture, was inspired by a real story of a young girl who during the Finnish civil war opened the door to a group of men who were knocking on her home’s front door. They simply told upon opening the door: “we came to kill your father.” – a long suppressed and painful memory that took decades for her to finally share.

As the history repeats itself, the doors are keep being knocked and the same sentence is being spoken.


Dimension: 17 x 400 cm