15 Oct '11, 1pm

Middle Eastern Artists Eye Environmental Threats

Exhibit poster for the Tehran Monoxide Project . With water shortages and air pollution posing increasingly grave threats to the Middle East , artists in the region are working to make environmental issues more visible, both at home and in international forums, including Iraq's first pavilion since 1976 at the Venice Biennale. In Iran , where protesters have been harshly repressed and even reportedly tortured for demanding protection for the dying Lake Urmia , artists are also making bold statements against other types of environmental degradation, Tafline Laylin wrote recently for the Mideast environmental news site Green Prophet. Iranian Artists Tackle Deforestation, Pollution In the city of Kerman , a group of Iranian artists used chunks of wood to block a city street as a way of protesting against deforestation. In smoggy Tehran , one of the world's most polluted citie...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/middle-eastern-ar...

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