Wafaa Bilal

confederation center of the arts

it looks as if someone once lived here and was happy. and now, all that is left as evidence of their experience is a destroyed. this piece speaks to Bilal interest in international politics and its impact on the individual.

A Call

this is another piece that is political and in contrast to the piece confederation center of the arts, this has people and yet it still has the feeling of loss and emptiness that the confederation has. Bilal captures powerfully how even in presence of people, there can be emptiness and loneliness.


from an outsiders perspective, specifically from the US, there is willful ignorance to the names, countries, and cultural nuances that each country has.

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