maandag 14 juli 2008

Until paradise Posters and Graffiti in Palestine Ad van Denderen Photography

Photographs by Ad van Denderen. Edited by Hans Aarsman, Claudie de Cleen, Julian Germain, Erik Kessels, Hans van der Meer
Posters of Palestinian suicide bombers before their mission are put up after their mission is accomplished. Documentation of the posters, reprinted in A3 format on mat paper. Folded in half and bound by cotton form the entire content of this 'docartzine'. The centre fold printed on white paper references and translates.

Until paradise - posters and graffiti in Palestine Ad van Denderen has visited Israel and Palestine many times in recent years. In 1997 he published his work regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the book Peace in the Holy Land. The exhibition Until paradise was comprised of photographs that Van Denderen made in 2002/2003 of posters and graffiti on the walls of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Through these posters and graffiti Palestinian martyrs are commemorated immediately after their death. The visual vocabulary of the posters reminds one of the posters for combat films such as Rambo. The posters are only briefly to be seen. During their nightly raids on the West Bank the Israeli army seizes Palestinian men from their beds and forces them to remove the posters again. Until paradise documents without taking sides the many ropagandistic outings in this seemingly unsolvable conflict and grows out of the policy of the Nederlands fotomuseum to reflect on the use of photography in various forms of expression. With this exhibition useful photography #4 is being published, devoted to the posters on the walls on the west bank and in the gaza strip. Lees meer ... See for more Ad van Denderen ...

See also for the posters of Cuba The Art of the Revoluion ...

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