Type of Event: Exhibition
February 7, 2015
On February 7th, public opening reception: 7-8:30pm
Weatherspoon Art Museum
This exhibition focuses on artists who examine issues related to the boundaries of Israel and Palestine. Throughout history, artists have created work about the effects of war and conflict. Zones of Contention: After the Green Line presents seven contemporary artists who address the history and consequences of the ongoing disputes in this highly volatile region of the world. In areas of conflict, personal and cultural differences defined by geography, economics, language, race, religion, politics, and sexuality are magnified. The distinction between the self and the other becomes a lens through which daily life is understood.
Through contemporary photography, video, and sculpture, the exhibition examines the complex social issues and erosion of personal and cultural histories that have been taking place in Israel and Palestine for more than six decades. Participating artists include Francis Alÿs (Belgium/Mexico), Yael Bartana (Israel), Dor Guez (Jaffa), Wafa Hourani (Palestine), Nira Pereg (Israel), Michael Rakowitz (USA), and Sharif Waked (Palestine/Israel).
This exhibition is part of the Zones project, a series initiated in 2011 that includes community meetings, artist talks, and public programs that investigate artwork about global border conflicts and their effect on people living in those regions as well as in Greensboro and North Carolina.