Artist: Edward Said|
Confronting Bodies: Israeli government officials, Yasser Arafat
Date of Action: 1980's and onward
Specific Location: West Bank and Gaza Strip
Description of Artwork: Said is most well known for his work on the subject of Orientalism, which discusses the scope through which the West views the East (Mainly Islamic cultures). He has also written many critical pieces on how the US Media portrays Palestinians and is, himself, a strong supporter of Palestine's struggle against Israel.
Although he worked closely with Said, Yasser Arafat also had some of his essays confiscated for being critical of agreements Arafat made with Israel.
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