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Art Under Siege-ArtPrize 2021

DeVos Place Gallery-Grand Rapids, Mi

At the DeVos Place gallery through October 3

From Team Gaza – Malak Mattar, Basel Maqousi, Laila Kassab, Maysa Yousef, Rami Eisa, Maurice Jacobsen, Jamie Jackson. With a massive shortage of electricity, lack of art supplies, inability to travel beyond concrete barriers, to say nothing of four major conflagrations that have engulfed the region, the artwork created inside Gaza is really quite remarkable esthetically and technically. For ArtPrize 2021 the vision is to bring this work to Grand Rapids to be displayed in a multimedia installation merging original artwork and video projections, along with large format displays of the street art found inside Gaza. This work has not been seen in the U.S. and truly represents the depth of emotion felt by the women, men and children living under the military, economic and cultural siege. The work documents a fleeting moment in history and speaks as eloquently as any news report or political analysis.

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At Kairos West Michigan, we work to unify and mobilize West Michigan Christians to take a stand for peace in Israel/Palestine. We believe that the time is right and that God is preparing the way for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine.

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