Pop-Art from Palestine: Laila Shawa

Headless, armless and feetless mannequins, painted in bold colours and adorned with gem stones and colourful paintings inspired by Pop Art – the first impression of Laila Shawa’s exhibition „The other Side of paradise“ is beautiful, indeed. But a closer look reveals chains and belts of munitions and dynamite on the torsos and bombers in the between the cheerful colours. The other side of “paradise” in Gaza is a complex reality of suicide

Photo Credit: Courtesy of October Gallery

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