Posts Tagged ‘art’

Writing on the wall: Palestine’s graffiti

Posted on: December 5th, 2013 by iainmarlow | No Comments

Toronto Review contributor Daniela Porat discusses the role of graffiti in Israel and Palestine with Adam Heffez, the author of Words and Walls: Social Commentary through Graffiti in Israel and the West Bank. On both sides of the divide, the images offer potent, street-level reminders of tragedy and struggle, historically and in the present day.

Drawn Apart

Posted on: March 2nd, 2010 by iainmarlow | No Comments

By Laura Fitch
Zhang Sihao’s life might have turned out differently if his parents hadn’t taken him to a fortune-teller when he was in his early teens. Adopting the mystic’s advice, they changed his given name from Yi to Sihao, meaning “a love of poetry.”
“Before that I was good at maths and science, says Zhang, 25. …

Interview: Ai Weiwei

Posted on: September 13th, 2009 by iainmarlow | No Comments

An interview with China’s most famous contemporary artist. In his home country Ai Weiwei is known for speaking his mind – which has won him a slew of followers and admirers, as well as detractors and critics.