54b9b7785dde2247ad00073bPalestinian Violinist Nabeel Abboud-Ashkar speaks about his initiative Polyphony at a panel about the Middle East and Art at Aspen, alongside French photographer Frédéric Brenner who spoke about his project Diaspora and his book This Place (You can see a longer presentation on the book entitled Israel through 12 lenses). The third person on the panel was Dutch composer  Merlijn Twaalfhoven who spoke about his project Carried By the Wind, “a spectacular music performance from atop rooftops and balconies, across the Separation Wall.”

I have my issues with the idea that art “overcomes divisions,” but found the conversation (and the questions) very interesting, and sometimes telling. The discussion is moderated by Philip Kennicott.

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