Existence and the Other: Borders of Identity in Light of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict.

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Part of a special issue on art and activism. The writer examines art projects and exhibitions that address the conflict over the disputed borders between Israel and Palestine. She discusses the conflict and asserts that, in opposition to the Israeli consensus that supports the disengagement in general and in particular the separation wall between Israel and the Palestinian territory, stand a few Israelis, mostly leftists, activists, and artists who are sensitive to and perceptive of the Other's condition. She states that, for Israeli artists and activists, photography is used as a major way to deconstruct alternative ideological perspectives. She goes on to survey a number of projects by these and other artists, which include photographing the disengagement wall and deconstructing the image of the “Other” as an anonymous enemy.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationAfterimage
PublisherVisual Studies Workshop
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2006


  • Israel
  • Art
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Boundaries in art
  • Political science


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