As Far as Isolation Goes
Image courtesy of the artist
“has no political agenda, only an emotional and physical one, built on the idea that you are the canvas—and now, to some extent, the artist,” writes Jesse Green. “Even if your line is wobbly and your figures feeble in comparison to Zaraa’s—his own artwork has the boldly graphic quality of graffiti—drawing them yourself inscribes them in some small way on your conscience. Indeed, days later, though pandemic hand washing had nearly erased my refugees, I kept checking my arm to see who was left.” Tania El Khoury is a distinguished artist in residence in the Theater and Performance Program and director of the OSUN Center for Human Rights and the Arts at Bard College (CHRA). Visit the CHRA website
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