Art as Intervention in the Realities of War

Professor John Halaka will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Art as Intervention in the Realities of War.” The panel will be part of DIWAN 2011: A Gathering for the Arts, to be held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York March 25 - 26. Professor Halaka will discuss the production of his 2009 documentary film “Wounds of the Heart: An Artist and Her Nation.” He will also discuss the development of his online video archive of interviews he conducted with Palestinian artists, as well as his ongoing work on a series of documentary films entitled “Desire & Resistance in Contemporary Palestinian Art.”