NOT ABOUT BOMBS presents contemporary art by Iraqi women. What are the women of Iraq feeling and thinking after the "end" of the US-led war, in the midst of its aftermath and the tide of the Arab Spring?
The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) brought 3 of the 5 featured Iraqi women artists from NOT ABOUT BOMBS--Dena Al-Adeeb, Sundus Abdul Hadi and Tamara Abdul Hadi--to Minneapolis for public dialogues and collaboration, including an Artist Talk and Reception on Friday, March 2, at Intermedia Arts. This is the video from that discussion.
To learn more about the Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project, visit http://reconciliationproject.org. To learn more about NOT ABOUT BOMBS, visit the exhibit page (http://www.intermediaarts.org/catalyst-series-not-about-bombs1) or the Kickstarter page (http://kck.st/yJ4Tib). Watch for video interviews with Sundus, Tamara, and Dena to be released in the near future.
IARP supports reconciliation between Iraqis and Americans through art, education, health and cultural exchange. Through art exhibits and events, IARP provides opportunities for Iraqis and Americans to engage in artistic expression and dialogue around war and its consequences. Partnering with the Muslim Peacemaker Teams (MPT) in Iraq, IARP also provides opportunities for Americans to directly support the basic needs of Iraqis through water, sanitation, and healthcare projects, and facilitates the sharing of expertise among Iraqi and American professionals to help rebuild a country devastated by war, sanctions, more war and occupation.