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The Palestinian art 'Corner'

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“Our mission is to get Palestinian artists identified all over the world, this is essential. Palestinian artists are distinctive, our work is related to our fight. Some artists use traditional Palestinian symbolism and discover our struggle for land and freedom,
others look at non-public struggles. Art deals individuals a relationship to Palestine that cannot be taken from the media.”

Ziad Anani is naturally very captivated with Palestinian Artwork. The son of Palestinian artist Nabil Anani, Ziad Anani grew up “surrounded by Art works”. In December 2013 he staged his first “open home” exhibition in the house through which he was once raised. His
imaginative and prescient was to create a space in Ramallah in which Palestinian artists could exhibit and promote their work.

Greater Than two years after the mission started out, and with the family now residing in different places In The city, the original Anani domestic home is now recognized at Zawyeh Gallery (Nook Gallery), and Anani hosts regular exhibitions as well as representing a number of Palestinian
artists commercially.

The Current exhibition opened at Zawyeh on Saturday 18th January. ‘Crossroads’ brings together the work of 6 Palestinian artists and even if no longer intentionally tied with the aid of a thematic link, exhibition curator Sulieman Mleahat believes that in standard with a lot
Palestinian Art, the fight for ‘identification’ is strongly evident in all the works on show:

“The Flexibility to articulate their very own non-public story is the power or success of an artist. In these works, ‘identification’ manifests itself in many ways – intimate struggles of ladies, inside societal concerns, nationwide and political struggles, household, rebirth
and transition. Nobody lives in a bubble – that includes Palestinian artists and this is mirrored via their work.”

Alongside its work with dependent Palestinian artists, Zawyeh can also be working to enhance ‘new’ artists – folks who have but to be firmly centered on the global Artwork scene. The gallery can also be constructing a everlasting collection of its own, a venture
that Anani sees as an strive “to keep crucial assortment of Palestinian Art inside the u . s . a .”.

Refusing to just accept politically imposed borders of division yet unable to physically reach more than a few areas of historical Palestine, Anani faces many challenges in bringing collectively works and artists from such areas. He Is subsequently pressured to depend on relied on
contacts in various areas and the internet to view work, but this collective focus is prime to Zawyeh’s mission:

“‘Palestine’ is an historic country with an awfully unhappy historical past. Over time we have misplaced a lot space and so many landscapes, but we – Palestinians – can not accept divisions between each different. Palestinian artists in ‘Forty Eight’ invite me to their studios however I
cant get there, the same with Gaza. We’re all Palestinian artists but we cannot get to each other.”

Crossroads’ at Zawyeh Gallery, Ramallah, runs unless February 4th and contours works by Ayed Arafah, Hosni Radwan, Juhaina Kandalaft, Rana Samara, Samah Shihadi and Zohdy Qadry.

Pictures via MEMO Photographer Rich Wiles.

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