Art

Human Rights Organization: Israel Targeted Intellectual Property during Aggression Media Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Human Rights Organization: Israel Targeted Intellectual Property during Aggression

Al-Mizan Center for Human Rights said on Tuesday that Israel deliberately targeted intellectual property during its recent onslaught on Gaza. A special report issued by the center said museums, old neighborhoods, educational facilities, historical and archeological sites and worship locations were bombarded by Israel, constituting a grave violation of international humanitarian law and a war crime punishable before international courts.

about 1 week ago
Palestinians exercising the artistic right of return Media Roundup
Creede Newton, Middle East Eye

Palestinians exercising the artistic right of return

This past weekend, artists, musicians and activists attended a workshop in Kufr Birim, a Palestinian village of beautiful, ruined stoned homes destroyed by Israel in 1953, five years after its establishment. The name of the group responsible for the gathering is named Insiyab, Arabic for “flowing with intuition.”

about 2 weeks ago
Personal Essay: The storytellers of Ramallah Media Roundup
Shebana Coelho, Al Jazeera America

Personal Essay: The storytellers of Ramallah

I went to Palestine to work with young students of Ramallah-based Ashtar Theatre. Over five weeks, we wrote together in creativity workshops and I documented their international youth theater festival. What struck me and what has lingered is how they are both scarred by al-Ehtelal, the Israeli occupation, and also animated to resist it. They call it their “cause” and they wear it and drink it, sleep it and sing it, speak it and shout it, and as young theater artists, they act, embody and transform it.

on August 24, 2014
Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Photo Essays
Art Forces, the Estria Foundation, and NorCal Friends of Sabeel

Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural

The Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural is a monumental work of public art located in Uptown Oakland on 26th Street between Telegraph and Broadway. The mural pays homage to the history of Bay Area public art and expresses solidarity with Palestinians.

on August 13, 2014
Israel Bans Palestinian Artist From Attending Opening Media Roundup
Artnet News

Israel Bans Palestinian Artist From Attending Opening

Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar has had a travel ban imposed on him by the Israeli Security Agency, Art Daily has reported. The ban is likely to prevent him from presenting his latest project entitled Meet the Artists of To the Square 2 in Helsinki, Finland.

on August 12, 2014
Palestinian Fashion Week kicks off in Ramallah Media Roundup
JC Finley, United Press International

Palestinian Fashion Week kicks off in Ramallah

The second annual Palestinian Fashion Week kicked off Thursday in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The three-day event, which is organized by Palestinian lifestyle magazine Layalina and Modelicious Agency, was started in 2013. Tamer Halabi, Modelicious general manager, explained "Every country has a fashion week and we thought we can have a fashion week of our own, instead of smaller fashion shows here or there."

on May 5, 2014
Art Exhibit: “The Impact of Light & Glass” Photo Essays
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Art Exhibit: “The Impact of Light & Glass”

An art exhibition featuring the work of Gaza City artist Majdal Nateel was recently held in Gaza. The idea for the collection of artwork, The Impact of Light and Glass, Nateel explains, “is based on the question of what would happen if we examined our social habits under a magnifying glass.”

on March 26, 2014
Thought-provoking art exhibition imagines earthquake in Palestine Media Roundup
Daryl Meador Birzeit, The Electronic Intifada

Thought-provoking art exhibition imagines earthquake in Palestine

The exhibition Jericho - Beyond the Celestial and the Terrestrial appears small, compiled of one major work or installation by each of the five artists involved. But the show - now running at the Birzeit University Museum in the occupied West Bank - is built upon long processes of research and creativity, resulting in several extensive and atypical considerations of the city of Jericho.

on March 18, 2013
“Gaza Fashion Week” comes to London art gallery Media Roundup
Sarah Irving, The Electronic Intifada

“Gaza Fashion Week” comes to London art gallery

Britain is, it seems, becoming the place to see Palestinian contemporary art. After exhibitions in Manchester and London in 2012 devoted to or with major representation of Palestinian artists, the capital has now upped the ante with the opening of P21, a gallery specializing in work by Palestinian artists or engaging with the theme of Palestine.

on February 6, 2013