Many activist graphics on Instagram are deeply indebted to the visual language developed by W.E.B. Du Bois in his data portraits and the long history of visual activism.
The Tide Will Turn centers on the 100 days the esteemed photographer spent in prison for protesting Bangladesh’s religious, nationalist government, but also wisely focuses on the conditions that made his arrest inevitable.
While in Siena, memoir author Hisham Matar turns to his own love of paintings by the Sienese School,and spends hours, days even, in front of a single work.
The exhibition 24 Arguments,which emerged from research conducted by the Institute of the Present, offers works that are heavily influenced by newly forged global dialogues.
The Palestine Hosting Society project, founded and directed by Mirna Bamieh, usually begins with research into a city or family’s food practices and culminates in a hosted “table,” where this research is presented to a group of invited guests.