Arts of Building Peace (exhibition)

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Date: 2006

Region: North America

Subject: Racial/Ethnic

Medium: Painting


Artist: Lior Halperin, a 27-year old Israeli, fomer Tsahal officer, student in art at Brandeis.

Confronting Bodies: Brandeis University

Date of Action: May 2006

Location: Brandeis University

Description of Artwork: Drawings by Palestinian refugee 12-year old children

The Incident: As part of an art project for a class entitled The Arts of Building Peace, Ms Halperin presented these drawings. Jewish activists on the campus asked that the exhibit be cancelled, and the University canceleld the exhibit four days into a two week show.

Results of Incident: The MIT Palestinian student association then hosted the show.