An interview with photographer-activist FLO RAZOWSKY on her exhibit UP AGAINST THE WALL documenting life for Palestinians surrounded by Israel's 20-foot high security wall. EXHIBIT INFO BELOW. Guest host Lydia Howell.

AUG. 12-SEPT.17: UP AGAINST THE WALL Photography Exhibit by K.Flo Rozowsky
Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis

Up Against The Wall

Exhibit & Installation by K. Flo Razowsky

Vine Arts Center

August 12-September 17, 2011

It’s about the look of borders come manifest and the effects on the people and the land when the arbitrary line in the sand takes form.

And it’s about creating the intersections to bring it all home.

Minneapolis, MN - Up Against The Wall, a multi-media exhibit using traditional photography, installation and performance art, highlights a documentation project by K. Flo Razowsky using the US/Mexico border, Israel’s wall in Palestine, and the structures used to cut off Spanish Melilla from Morocco as focus.

The show opens Friday, August 12, 7-11pm. During the month of the show, local organizations will hold workshops, presentations and other events in the space furthering local involvement and access to the show. For a list of these organizations and dates:

Up Against The Wall allows us to explore structures we create in this world to separate ourselves from each other.

It tells a story of indigenous peoples made refugees on their own land.

It tells a story of these people and the structures that alienate them from their dreams.

And it tells the story of our own culpability in this globalized world.

Artist Bio:

Twin Cities Jewish resident Flo Razowsky combines art and community organizing through documentary photography, writing and activism. Razowsky has spent more then 22 months living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip splitting time between documenting life on the ground through photography and writing and participating in Palestinian organized non-violent resistance to Israel’s occupation.

Razowsky’s writings and photography has been published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Pulse of the Twin Cities, Day Break magazine, Palestine News Network, the Dominion and the Electronic Intifada along with one previous solo exhibit and numerous collaborative shows.

Razowsky also wrote and directed Café Intifada, an Intellectual Salon, which played to sold out audiences in the Twin Cities.

For artist’s statement and more information:

To contact the artist: * 612 850 4942