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.
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. …
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.