art of the revolution

It is important that something be said regarding the remarkable role that art played in the Egyptian Revolution. Your author saw reference to setting up an ‘artist committee'(2/5); and on the final Tuesday (2/8) ‘a day for artists’ was declared.  When thugs threw pieces of sidewalk at the demonstrators, the demonstrators responded in part by collecting the pieces and making what looked like Richard Long, drawing as well as sculpture (2/3).  Banksy-like stencils, or the Rymanesque-mark free white flag, ever-present symbol of the “White” revolution, not offering surrender, but rather demanding it of the regime. Visual evidence of a revolution that was, at the core, about people attending to their self-expression, something they hadn’t been able to do for 30 years.

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