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Beautiful/Ugly: Against Aestheticizing Israel’s Separation Wall | Malu Halasa | The Markaz Review


In his master’s thesis Reconsidering the Value of Palestinian Art & Its Journey into the Art Market for the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Palestinian artist and photographer Steve Sabella wrote that by the 1990s, art from the Occupied Territories had “shifted from collective symbolic, illustrative, figurative and narrative expression” characteristic of older generations of artists “to more individual or personal expression.” Despite this change in focus, “place” or “homeland” remains vitally important to all Palestinian artists.


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