The creative vitality of the continually evolving uprisings commonly referred to as the Arab Spring is captured in this immersive multimedia exhibition. Freedom of speech merges with artistic expression to capture the anger, elation, frustration and hope of these revolutions through call-and-response chants, graffiti, video, blog postings, cartoons, music, photography, posters and even puppetry.
In the Lower Level Gallery; free with Museum admission.
Free guided tours and film screening Saturday, Jan. 25.
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This exhibition was guest curated by Associate Professor of Islamic Art Christiane Gruber of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, and Nama Khalil, an artist and anthropology PhD student at UM.
View the exhibition online HERE.
This exhibition is made possible in part by
At top: “No, and a Thousand Times No” by Bahia Shehab, Cairo, Egypt, 2013.
Above, at right: “Revolutionary Fists” by Zoo Project / Photograph by Elissa Jobson, 2011 / Tunis, Tunisia