ASSAD’S FORCES CONTINUE TO KILL AND TERRORIZE OUR CHILDREN UNABATED Damascus (Mleiha): April 23,2 014 - The screams of children. The wails of their mother. The chaos and confusion in the moments after Assad’s airforce struck this home.
This is the daily life of every Syrian man, woman and child under the Assad regime.
Some of what is left of the art in Spanish Harlem. There were a few more but many have been defaced (more so then these), erased or have had the credit removed from the murals by many of the new owners. Many other buildings no longer stand either to make way for the High rise buildings that will cater to gentrifiers, or because of fires caused by buildings not being kept to health/safety standards in an effort to have tenants move out.
Ahlam Shibli | Palestine
(Death, no.33) above, (Death, no. 37)below, from the Death series | 2011-2012 | chromogenic print
“Without question, Shibli’s new series, “Death” (2011-12), commissioned by the three museums co-hosting her retrospective (MACBA, the Jeu de Paume, Paris, and the Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto), is her most ambitious and difficult work to date. It provides an in-depth study of commemorative images of Palestinian martyrs in the city of Nablus, a bastion of Palestinian resistance during the Second Intifada (2000-05). A martyr in these circumstances is any Palestinian killed due to the Israeli occupation, including soldiers who died in confrontations with Israeli forces, civilians killed in Israeli attacks and suicide bombers who carried out attacks in Israel.
Shibli sought out the families and friends of these people as well as contacted martyr support associations. The resulting 68 medium and large color prints present posters, murals, banners, paintings, photographs and graffiti of some of the most revered martyrs in Nablus (such as the first Palestinian woman to carry out a suicide bombing in Israel). The subjects are typically shown brandishing a weapon, with backgrounds that include patriotic decorative elements like the Palestinian flag and handwritten exaltations.”-x