Against the Wall – The Art of Resistance in Palestine

Against The Wall - Pluto Books

RELEASED JULY 2010
TO COINCIDE WITH THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE
ICJ’S ADVISORY OPINION ON THE ILLEGALITY
OF THE WEST BANK WALL

PB / 9780745329178 / 192pp / £15

“A singular achievement – both a stunning photographic essay of how Israel’s concrete wall has cut into Palestinian land and strangled whole communities and a powerful visual record of how local and international graffiti artists have battered it with their only weapons, paint and spray cans.”

Joe Sacco, author of Palestine and Footnotes in Gaza

This stunning book of photos captures the graffiti and art that has transformed Israel’s wall into a living canvas of resistance and solidarity.

Featuring the work of artists including Banksy, Ron English, Blu and others, as well as Palestinian artists and activists, these photos express outrage, compassion, and touching humour. They illustrate the wall’s toll on lives and livelihoods, showing the hardship it has brought to tens of thousands of people, preventing their access to work, education and vital medical care.

The wall itself cuts through Palestinian communities in the West Bank with devastating effect. The artwork and graffiti range from vast murals expressing international solidarity to powerful symbolic expressions of the Israeli authorities’ brutality and Palestinian civil society determination to continue resisting Israeli expansionism and expulsion.

The graffiti, written by people from all over the world, expresses anger, outrage, humour, sympathy and solidarity. Between the artwork and graffiti are vignettes of the Palestinian lives and communities devastated by Israel’s wall, which convey Palestinians’ steadfastness and determination to fight for justice and dignity. One message appears all along the wall and in the hearts of the communities penned in by it: to exist is to resist.

TO DOWNLOAD A FULL PRESS PACK FOR THE BOOK PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW:
www.plutobooks.com/downloads/AgainstTheWallPressPack.pdf

For further information, to request a review copy or to speak to the author please contact Jon Wheatley at jonw@plutobooks.com or on 0208 374 6424

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