The Middle East Studies Program and International Studies Committee at Central Connecticut State University present
A Lecture-Exhibition on depicting pain and hope on the longest canvas in the world Thursday, April 30, 2015, 5 pm
Graffiti on the Israeli-Palestine separation barrier
map and parking here: http://www.thestruggle.org/art_apartheid_wall_lecture.htm
by Dror Mayaan
In 2007-2008 Dror Maayan, Israeli artist-photographer documented graffiti on the Israeli-Palestine separation barrier as a part of the international project finalized in a book published in 2011.
The wall became an ongoing and ever-changing platform for local and international graffiti artists expressing diverse opinions, protests and beliefs on this huge ‘canvas’.
Dror Maayan followed the route of the wall documenting graffiti on both sides. His works serve as rare historical documentation of personal and artistic expressions during the peak of graffiti activity on the site, most disappeared since. The photographer is personally involved in each and every frame, reassembling fragments of this endless canvas into carefully thought-out new compositions, translating it into different work of art.
Dror Maayan will show his works and talk about his experience of photographing the graffiti on the separation barrier, followed by artist-audience dialogue.