Art

Why I Painted a Rainbow Flag on Israel’s Apartheid Wall Op-Eds & Analysis
Khaled Jarrar, The Electronic Intifada

Why I Painted a Rainbow Flag on Israel’s Apartheid Wall

Earlier this week, I painted a section of the Israeli apartheid wall near Qalandiya checkpoint in the occupied West Bank with the colors of the rainbow flag. Later that night, some people from the community painted it over.

on July 2, 2015
Nakba Museum Exhibit Opens in DC News Roundup
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Nakba Museum Exhibit Opens in DC

When 27-year-old Bshara Nassar began to dream of a museum dedicated to the Nakba, he hoped it would provide context for Americans who were learning about the struggle for Palestinian civil rights today. “That’s where it all started,” he says. “If we look at the news now we see stories on settlements, for example, but without the context."

on June 16, 2015
Palestinian Cartoonist Documents Isolation of Palestinian People News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Cartoonist Documents Isolation of Palestinian People

The artwork of Palestinian cartoonist Muhammad Hassan -- depicting the concerns and isolation of the Palestinian people -- has begun to make its way to an international audience. Documenting the isolation of the occupied Palestinian territories, Hassan believes that fighting for the Palestinian cause and expressing it via his caricature "is a global endeavor, as it is the most important cause in the world."

on May 1, 2015
Learning to Photograph While Running in Gaza News Roundup
+972 Mag

Learning to Photograph While Running in Gaza

Opening at Jaffa Theatre on Thursday as part of Tel Aviv’s Solidarity Festival, an exhibition will feature the work of Activestills, including Gaza photographer Basel Yazouri. Having joined Activestills a few months before last summer’s offensive, his work has been published in various international platforms, including +972 Magazine.

on April 29, 2015
Preserving Memories amid Gaza’s Rubble News Roundup
Rami Almeghari, The Electronic Intifada

Preserving Memories amid Gaza’s Rubble

Elham al-Astal is striving to create something beautiful out of a very ugly situation. In her latest artwork, she has glued the branches of a tree to a broken window. The window comes from a kindergarten in the Khuzaa area of southeastern Gaza that was completely destroyed by Israel last year.

on April 17, 2015
Graphic novels about Palestine reveal the exceptional everyday demands of exile News Roundup
Middle East Monitor

Graphic novels about Palestine reveal the exceptional everyday demands of exile

Baddawi (2015) is a coming-of-age graphic novel by Chicago-based artist Leila Abdelrazaq about a boy raised in a refugee camp in northern Lebanon; it's a poignant tale based on her father's early life. The eponymous Baddawi is the refugee camp where Ahmad was born after his parents' expulsion from Palestine in 1948.

on April 10, 2015
Last Supper Menu: Stew, Lamb, Wine…More News Roundup
Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News

Last Supper Menu: Stew, Lamb, Wine…More

A bean stew, lamb, olives, bitter herbs, a fish sauce, unleavened bread, dates and aromatized wine likely were on the menu at the Last Supper, says recent research into Palestinian cuisine during Jesus's time. The food wasn't eaten during a formal seated gathering at a rectangular table, as shown in many religious art paintings, but with Jesus and his apostles reclining on floor cushions, as the Romans did at that time.

on April 2, 2015
Bedouin children defy Israel’s bulldozers in Gaza, Haifa art show News Roundup
Sarah Irving, The Electronic Intifada

Bedouin children defy Israel’s bulldozers in Gaza, Haifa art show

Unrecognized Games, an exhibition of photographs by artist Mohamed Badarne, will open in both Gaza and Haifa next week. Although Badarne may not be able to visit his fellow Palestinians in Gaza, his images have been able to travel, showing viewers a little of the lives of children growing up in the so-called “unrecognized” Palestinian villages of the Naqab (Negev).

on March 26, 2015
Star Palestinian playwrights exercise “Permission to Narrate” News Roundup
Sarah Irving, Electronic Intifada

Star Palestinian playwrights exercise “Permission to Narrate”

Three plays by major contemporary Palestinian playwrights will be performed as staged readings on consecutive nights in New York this month, under the title “Permission to Narrate.” Hosted by Columbia University’s Center for Palestine Studies and curated by playwright and poet Ismail Khalidi, the plays...

on March 16, 2015