Washington – Forbidden Colors, on view at the Gallery Al-Quds in Washington, is a free-for-all in the best of ways. Through 49 works in all media, 30 artists address artistic suppression, particularly the former Israeli ban on the use of red, green, black and white — the pan-Arab colours of the Palestinian flag.
Every hue, topic and technique; every symbol, from poppies to keys, finds a place in the show. ‘I forbid you nothing,’ Dagmar Painter, curator of the gallery, told artists in her invitation.
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