Saturday, 4 March 2017

The WalledOff Hotel

Banksy has created a fair few pieces of art over the years, many of them public art which is meant to intrigue or shock or amuse. His 'bemusement park': Dismaland was a popular attraction in Weston Super Mare when it opened temporarily last year.

The New York Times has reported on the opening of his latest large-scale installation with some excellent large images. It's a hotel called the Walledoff Hotel (a pun on the Waldorf - where my daughter was a few weeks ago) and has a view of the Israeli peace wall separating Israel from the West Bank, and watch towers from the rooms. It is situated in Bethlehem... I wonder if there is room at the inn...
This connects with work that we do with our Year 9 groups on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

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