Art on a Green Line

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Johnny Alam

Montreal, Canada

Origins of the Green Line: A Media Archeology (2015)

Acrylic, ink and pigment-transfer on canvas. Courtesy of the artist

This collage features archival images depicting the Mount Lebanon massacres in 1860 and the humanitarian French military intervention that followed. The work sheds light on the nineteenth century origins of the Green Line and engages with photography’s potential for representing the pain of others, and for promoting human rights. Painting's canvas text