Fauad

Amer­i­can-Le­banese

Society Magazine - - Spotlight -

“One of the feel­ings I had was that of self­ish­ness. I was view­ing the clothes of refugees in an art ex­hi­bi­tion who were in harsh con­di­tions and had to rush, leave their clothes be­hind, while those refugees may still be strug­gling at the same mo­ment I was at the ex­hi­bi­tion. There was another feel­ing which was more on the lines of a sense of achieve­ment, since through art and through some­one as in­spi­ra­tional as Ai Wei­wei, fi­nally peo­ple can un­der­stand the strug­gle of refugees other than through main­stream me­dia. What I loved most was view­ing the 17,000+ pho­tos that Ai Wei­wei had shot dur­ing his trav­els and visits. It was spe­cial to see many dif­fer­ent peo­ple he met on his way, such as the faces of refugees or even another artis­tic and philo­soph­i­cal mind like Walid Jum­blatt. Also, it is par­tic­u­larly in­ter­est­ing to see his ad­ven­ture, hik­ing, sail­ing, and more.”

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