Art by Dorit Cypis
"Liberty(leading the people)", 2003.
A photograph cut out from the Los Angeles Times in 2001, taken at Yan Khunis, Gaza, at the beginning of the current
Intifada, has been transformed to destabilize its political intention into one evoking a personal memory of mythological
Whose memory? Whose history?
Liberty (leading the people), a reflection on Eugene Delacroix's romantic/classical painting Liberty Leading the People, 1830,
is a poetic evocation of longing, loss and mourning…all inner emotions associated with unrequited desire for freedom,a
"freedom" seemingly within reach and inevitably beyond our reach. It is a desire which propels human beings no matter
what our cultural heritage, our gender, class, race lines, or emotional disposition.
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