The Olympic Games in China are a Rubik's Cube, in the opinion of Ben Heine from Brussels. The five rings, symbolising the five continents with their colours and thereby all national flags, can be recomposed in Ben Heine’s cartoon. The result of this is not always pleasing: red, red, red, blue, yellow, black, black as a crow ...
The twisted rings form an endless chain. Moreover, nobody is able to burst these fetters. Ben Heine is a famous cartoon artist who combines newspaper articles, poems and symbols into an up to date political statement. Just like another great artists from Belgium, René Magritte, he is thereby shaking up the conventional ways of thinking and perceptions. Here it is the Rubik’s Cube that the Chinese dislocate in whatever way they see fit. (toonpool.com 05/08)