Deathscapes

Alan Kurdi-rtists’ responses from around the world - parallax 2

Deathscapes

Other artists’ responses from around the world

The photo of Alan’s body washed up on the beach has become part of a global, online imaginary of the human cost of the Syrian Civil War as this is played out on land and at sea. Political cartoonists have also been active in this regard as have high-profile artists like Ai Weiwei. The selection below provides examples of how artists, from the Muslim and Arab world in particular, responded to Alan’s death and media coverage of his plight.


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