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Sanctuary installation view. Photograph: Robert Divers Herrick

Designed by 36 contemporary artists – including Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei, Palestinian mixed-media artist Mona Hatoum and African-American conceptualist Hank Willis Thomas – the rugs were hand woven in Lahore, Pakistan and express shipped to California for the exhibit Sanctuary. Originally focused on artists from the six Muslim-majority countries on Trump’s travel ban, the organizers expanded the list to include artists from Botswana, Syria, Mexico, and 17 other countries. (The installation was coordinated by the arts non-profitFor-

Site, who also organized Ai Weiwei’s impactful Alcatraz installation in 2014.)

The full article may be found in The Guardian, December 15, 2017

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