Art About Place Archive: Issue 7
Ethiopian journalist Reeyot Alemu became a prisoner of conscience when her government sentenced her to five years in prison under the Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. Alemu is a journalist, founder of a publishing house, and editor of the magazine Feteh. Her articles covered social and political affairs as well as poverty and gender issues. In 2012 she received the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation. She has also won Hellman/Hammett press freedom prize and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. She served a four-year prison sentence and was released in 2015.
Please enjoy this excerpt from the documentary film Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly.
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@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz was on view from September 27, 2014 – April 26, 2015. The exhibition was presented by the FOR-SITE Foundation in partnership with the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
Art About Place Archive is a bi-weekly series that showcases the FOR-SITE Foundation exhibitions to date. In the spirit of joining together to share our common humanity, we hope these unique videos will help buoy your spirits and offer you creative reprieve during this time. While our exhibitions have historically been site-specific, art about place has always been intended to transcend location, to include virtual place, socio-economic, geographic and internal place. With this in mind, we share these beautiful stories to help foster an inspired and generative state regardless of where you are.