Bahia Shehab’s Mahmoud Darwish Project II

More Walls Painted

In 2016 Bahia Shehab started an international street campaign celebrating the work of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. The first intervention was in Vancouver-Canada. In February she sprayed the stanza “Stand at the corner of a dream and fight” in downtown Vancouver. Street expression is no longer tolerated in Cairo. Shehab finds that the work of Darwish is more relevant today with the current political atmosphere in most of the Arab World.

Since the last posting, Shehab has painted a few more walls:

1- Kefalonia, Greece: “Those who have no land have no sea” (August, 2016)

Shehab/Darwish – Kefalonia, Greece: “Those who have no land have no sea” (August, 2016)

2- Tokyo, Japan: “On this earth there are things worth living for” (June, 2016)

Shehab/Darwish – Tokyo, Japan: “On this earth there are things worth living for” (June, 2016)

3- Netherlands: “One day we will be who we want to be, the journey has not started and the road has not ended” (December, 2016)

Shehab/Darwish – Netherlands: “One day we will be who we want to be, the journey has not started and the road has not ended” (December, 2016)

4. NUART Festival, Stavanger-Norway (September 2017)

Shehab/Darwish, Norway 2017: ‘How big is the idea’

 

Shehab/Darwish, Norway 2017 – ‘How small is the state’

ما أوسع الثورة
ما أضيقَ الرحلة
ما أكبَرَ الفكرة
ما أصغَر الدولة
محمود درويش – مديح الظل العالي

How wide is the revolution
How narrow is the journey
How big is the idea
How small is the state
-Darwish