Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Gaza Photo Show – Together We Make it Happen

As part of its celebration of 25 years in the world and 10 years in Palestine, Islamic Relief  in Gaza cordially invites friends and partners to attend this photo exhibition.  The show displays a number of photos documenting life in Palestine and IR activities in Gaza, Palestine and worldwide.
Host: Islamic Relief, Palestine
Time: May 13-14, 2009
Location: Rashad Al-Shawwa [...]

Farid Esack – The Longest Letter complete

“I come from apartheid South Africa.
Arriving in your land, the land of Palestine, the sense of deja vu is inescapable. I am struck by the similarities. In some ways, all of us are the children of our histories. Yet, we may also choose to be struck by the stories of others. Perhaps this ability is [...]

Landscapes of Desire – John Halaka show at The Jerusalem Fund, DC

John Halaka’s drawings Landscapes of Desire are inspired by the ruins of Palestinian villages and homes that were destroyed by Israel during and after the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine. The images compel the viewer to reflect on the unrelenting effort by the Jewish State to annihilate a culture that refuses to disappear and an [...]

Dissent is Democratic

May 3, 2009 • Tags: , , • Posted in: Art, Cartoon • No Comments

Rana Bishara – Wounds of the Heart – Documentary

Wounds of the Heart – An Artist and Her Nation
Born and raised in the village of Tarsheha in the Galilee, Rana Bishara is a Palestinian Visual Artist whose creative practice includes sculpture, installation work and performance art. Her artwork functions simultaneously as an elegy to the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for The Great Disaster [...]

The Longest Letter – Farid Esack begins

“My dear Palestinian brothers and sisters, I have come to your land and I have recognized shades of my own…”

Free Gaza Art Festival

February 17, 2009 • Posted in: Art • No Comments

Emily Jacir Show at Guggenheim

The artwork of Emily Jacir was recently reviewed in the NY Times.  Ken Johnson attacks her work at the outset as being “for a political cause”, as opposed to an expression of her experience.  Perhaps he is not blown away by her work, but to belittle Palestinian experience is something at which the Times is [...]

February 16, 2009 • Posted in: Art • 2 Comments