in: Foreign Policy, Issue 209, p. 93
ISSN: 0015-7228 (print)
Art is a lie that makes people realize truth, Pablo Picasso once said. It is an idea epitomized by global thinkers -- painters, sculptors, architects, and filmmakers. From searing images of children doing everyday things against the backdrop of the Syrian war, to a massive sphinx made of sugar that forces an intellectual confrontation with racism in America, to a satirical installation that questions the ethics and efficacy of Western aid to Africa, the works created by these artists demand that viewers reconsider what they know to be true. A few of them are: 1. Kara Walker, 2. Maymanah Farhat, 3. Mohannad Orabi, 4. Jason Decaires Taylor, 5. Alexander Ponomarev, 6. Nadim Samman, 7. Rithy Panh, 8. Sam Hpkins, 9. Kiluanji Kia Henda, and 10. Camille Henrot. Adapted from the source document.