Artists included in the Gulf Wars exhibition say they were disregarded and demeaned after speaking up against MoMA Chairman Leon Black, owner of a security firm linked to untold carnage in Iraq.
For Veterans Day, here are some movies that don’t fit mainstream narratives about military service.
Abbas Fahdel’s documentary Bitter Bread turns a compassionate eye on the hardscrabble lives of migrants in Lebanon.
“You think of Mosul and you think of a dangerous warzone, when actually 90 percent of it is open green fields, beautiful landscapes, dogs playing, kids out,” the artist says
For his podcast project Radio Silence, Rakowitz is bringing together stories from members of Philadelphia’s Iraqi community and US soldiers who served in Iraq.
As we sat in a circle, Aaron Hughes began Tea by describing where he was in February 2003: watching the snow fall in his barracks while his fellow American troops were being deployed to Kuwait for the Iraq war.
At the height of the Iraq War in 2006, attorney Susan Burke invited fashion photographer Chris Bartlett to focus his lens on a new subject.
BEACON, New York — War & Memory is drawn from the archives of The Homecoming Project, a photo-based storytelling outfit interested in fostering conversations about the experience of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.
Last week Mitt Romney reached deep into the Republican bag of stock postures to attack President Obama as weak in matters of defense and foreign policy. The macho posturing by chickenhawk Republicans (Romney, Rove, Cheney, Bush, Kristol, Gingrich and many others avoided Vietnam if not military service altogether) is an all-too-familiar and, unfortunately, effective right-wing tactic.