The art of politics

Art has long been thought as reflecting the present moment and bringing the artistic truth to the public. For Aristotle art represents the truth, and beauty within society. There are numerous artistic strategies to reach a state of political engagement. Two street artist, JR and Marco, in 2007 organized the largest illegal photography exhibition, the project was called Face 2 Face. Located at several streets in various Palestinian and Israeli cities. The artists placed portraits of Israelis and Palestinians in a manner that was face to face. In conflicted area, the Face 2 Face project brings identification and humor, as the viewers is looking at a series of images of people laughing, who are only separated by their nationality and religious beliefs, yet they are united in harmony.

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