Testing the boundaries of art and conflict

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May 15, 2014 13:47

How an art organization founded by an Israeli entrepreneur, an Israeli economist and a Jewish American museum director is helping to support Palestinian artists.

 Dina Mattar

‘The Wedding Night’ by Dina Mattar.. (photo credit:COURTESY APT)

Until just a few months ago, curator Yasmin Sharabi had never been to the country she considers her homeland. Growing up with her father’s stories of Palestine, Sharabi felt a connection that stretched beyond boundaries.

Born in Greece and raised in Bahrain by an American mother from South Dakota and a Palestinian father from Jaffa, Sharabi visited Ramallah in January. It was her first time on Palestinian soil, and the conditions that brought her there were serendipitous.

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