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10 more communities turned Inside Out by TED Prize winner JR10 more communities turned Inside Out by TED Prize winner JR

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

JR is an artist with a desire to transform our collective streets — from French public houses to Brazilian favelas. As he describes in his talk from TED2011, JR headed to the barrier wall between Israel and the Palestinian territories for his project “Face 2 Face,”  pasting massive portraits the size of houses on either […]

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An ode to 51 lost children: Fellows Friday with Bahia ShehabAn ode to 51 lost children: Fellows Friday with Bahia Shehab

Posted By Bahia Shehab

On November 17, 2012, in a village in Assuit-Egypt, a train crashed into a school bus killing 51 children. These kinds of accidents have always been brushed aside as random acts of chance. The minister of transportation resigned as a result, and the families of the children were compensated financially. There was a huge public outcry […]

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Bahia Shehab’s newest evolutions of ‘no’

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Two years ago, Lebanese-Egyptian artist and historian Bahia Shehab was invited to join an exhibit commemorating 100 years of Islamic art in Europe. The catch: she had to use Arabic script in her work. “As an artist, a woman, an Arab and a human being living in the year 2010, I only had one thing […]