Art That Won’t Be Silenced

Photo by Rowan El Shimi (Flickr) of the Horreya Exhibition, 2012. Born from a conversation between visual artists Ganzeer and Hany Rashed in 2012, the exhibition also features graffiti and installation works by Ammar Abu Bakr and Ahmed Hefnawy.

The NYT has a good piece on Arab muralists and their work during the recent political movements with some of them included in a show at the New Museum in New York.

From Cairo to Beirut to Dubai, Arab artists have mounted a vigorous creative response to the political upheavals of the past few years, exploring a range of art-making strategies, including the street-art agitprop of Ganzeer and others, who draw from ancient hieroglyphics and teach themselves stenciling to put their cause on the walls.  READ MORE

The Mission’s most recent political art has come out of the rise in evictions including Eviction, Garage Sale, a Sense of Place. 

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