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Cluster of Exhibitions مجموعة معارض מקבץ תערוכות

Dear Friends

בהתרגשות גדולה, אנו מזמימנים אתכם לפתיחה חגיגית למקבץ תערוכות ולהשקת שני קטלוגים לאמנים פריד אבו שקרה ועמאר יונס.

בשבת 4.3.2017 שעה 12.00 .

הגלריה בימים אלה נראית נפלא, התערוכות מצויינות ואנו נחכה לכולכם כדי לבוא ולקחת חלק.

نتشرف بدعوتكم لحفل افتتاح عدة معارض فرديه وايضا لاصدار كتابين عن الفن التشكيلي الحديث للفنان فريد ابو شقره والفنان عمار يونس يوم السبت الموافق 4.3.2017 الساعه الثانية عشرة ظهراً

اتشرف بلقائكم جميعاً .

We are excited to invite you to the opening of a new cluster of exhibitions and launch of two new catalogues of the artists Farid Abu Shakra and Ammar Younis

On Saturday, March 3rd, 2017 at Noon

The gallery looks wonderful, the exhibitions are excellent, and we are looking forward for you all to join us

Said Abu Shakra سعيد ابو شقره סעיד אבו שקרה

Samia Halaby/Documentary Drawings of the Kafr Qasem Massacre Exhibition

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Exhibition | Drawings of the Kafr Qasem Massacre | Samia Halaby
22 February – 30 May 2017
Opening: Wednesday | 22 Feb 2017 | 12:30 pm | Birzeit University Museum

Press Release
On February 22, 2017, Birzeit University Museum is launching the exhibition Drawings of the Kafr Qasem Massacre by internationally-acclaimed Palestinian artist Samia Halaby. The exhibition is part of the Museum’s exhibition program for the current year.
In her exhibition, Halaby presents 16 works of art, in which she uses an illustrative style to document a heartbreaking historical event – the Kafr Qasim Massacre of 1956. The artist bases her documentary research for this project on stories told by survivors, accounts they told of the families they had lost in the massacre, and all the press materials she could find.
In this show, Samia Halaby offers a form of work that is different from the usual and she clearly places herself as an activist and advocate for her people’s cause. She views this project as a work of documentation rather than a work of art.
In addition to her unique practice of contemporary abstract painting and her research of Palestinian liberation art, Halaby has designed a number of posters and banners used in demonstrations across the US – which she considers as part of her activism, not her art production.
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Through her lifetime dedication to art and political activism, Halaby managed to develop her own distinctive artistic and intellectual experience and raise questions on the role and responsibility of art in life.
The show will also feature the launch of a book by the same title, which was recently published by Schilt Publishing in Amsterdam (2017). The book is a summary of the research conducted by Halaby to produce this project’s drawings. It includes a collection of survivor testimonies and an attempt to reproduce an archival record of events in painting based on a number of reliable sources and references. The artist will also present three recently completed acrylic paintings from her Illuminated Space series: Mountains Between; To Return, Infiltrate; and Mondrian Boogie Woogie. Critic Maymana Farahat will shed light on the artist’s three paintings and will place them within the latter’s broader experience in painting and art history.
This is Samia Halaby’s first solo show in Birzeit University, although her relationship with the University and the Museum dates back a long time: in the past, she has participated in group exhibitions as well as a number of educational art workshops for students. She has also donated some of her works to the Museum and has helped collect artwork by other artists, who followed in her footsteps.
In this exhibition, Halaby donates a number of her works, once again, to the Museum’s collection, so that they may forever be present in the consciousness of future generations and be always accessible to audiences from all backgrounds – students, teachers and researchers.
The exhibition is open daily from 22 February through 30 May 2017, from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm.
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Samia Halaby was born in Jerusalem. She is a leading figure of abstract art practice and stands among the most influential Palestinian artists today. Despite being based in the United States since 1951, Halaby is considered a pioneer of abstract art in the Arab world.
The artist was influenced by Russian avant-garde abstract movements. Throughout her career, she conducted her work with the belief that new painting methods can develop new perspectives and ways of thinking, in terms of not only painting aesthetics, but technological and social change as well.
Since the 1970s, many international institutions sought to obtain Halaby’s works, including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NY and Abu Dhabi), The Yale University Art Gallery, The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., The Art Institute of Chicago, The Cleveland Museum of Art, L’Institut du Monde Arabe, and The British Museum.
Samia Halaby is represented in Ayyam Gallery (Beirut/Dubai).

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معرض ” مشاعر” This is the divider Posted: 2015-04-25 استضافت صالة العرض للفنون ام الفحم, مساء يوم السبت 25-4-2015 المعرض الفردي للفنان الفحماوي محمد وليد . تم الافتتاح بحضور المئات من اهالي ام الفحم والمنطقة بالإضافة لمجموعة من الفنانين اليهود.يضم المعرض اكثر من مئة وخمسون لوحه فنيه تتحدث عن الحوار والمحبة واللقاء المشترك بين بني البشر. …

COMING UP @ AL MA’MAL

Dirar Kalash: ‘Phases of Sound’ ضرار كلش: في أطوار الصوت

https://www.facebook.com/events/1449505305094021/
The Phases of Sound:
All Options are Possible

Performance by Dirar Kalash
(Oud and Electronics)

Friday 20 January
Al Ma’mal, New Gate
Old City, Jerusalem
7 – 9 pm

Ticket Price: 10 NIS
Length: 70 – 80 mins

Bashir Qonqar: ‘Free Fall’ ‘بشير قنقر: ‘سقوط حر




http://almamalfoundation.org/

Now Open through Jan 31! Exhibit “Memory Metamorphosis” on Palestinian Diasporic Memory



Image Credit: “Remembering the Future” by Jacqueline Reem Salloum

MEMORY METAMORPHOSIS
When a people’s history, culture and existence are being altered or erased, holding onto memories and passing them down can be an act of resistance. This exhibition explores and preserves Palestinian diasporic memory through art.

ARTISTS
Mohammed Al Hawajri
Marguerite Dabaie
Rula Halawani
Omnia Hegazy
Suhel Nafar
Jacqueline Reem Salloum
Dina Matar

THE HAGOP KEVORKIAN CENTER AT NYU
255 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012

EXHIBIT HOURS (FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Jan 4 – Jan 31, 2017
Wed-Sun 12 pm – 8 pm
Mon – Tue by Appt
kevorkian.center@nyu.edu
@nyuKEVO
https://www.facebook.com/nyukevo/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1170482559655312

Our mailing address is:
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University
255 Sullivan Street/50 Washington Square South
4th Floor
New York, NY 10012

Happy New Year 2017

The Gift Art Fair -الهدية ارت فير


THE GIFT ART FAIR

Join us for our annual holiday fundraiser featuring artworks and crafts, silent auction and live music.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1611773125797321/

JERUSALEM
Friday 9th December 2016
17:00 – 22:00
New Gate Road, Old City

Art Sale & Silent Auction featuring works for over 20 prominent & emerging Palestinian artists
Live Music with Wissam Murad (oud) & Murad Khoury (violin)
@Al Ma’mal & Gallery Anadiel

Craft & Designer’s Fair
Presenting hand-made products, clothing collections, jewellery, greeting cards, paintings & more! GS Jewelry – By Gadeer Slayeh Taita Leila Handmade Olive Wood Jewelry From Bethlehem Disarming Design from Palestine رانيا M.A. Studio AnaN ArT Mizyan – مِزيان Rewined M&d
@Old Commercial Press

RAMALLAH
Art Sale & Silent Auction
Monday 12th December 2016
17:00 – 20:00
PADICO Holding, Al Masyoun
The Gift Art Fair – Ramallah / الهدية ارت فير – رام الله

The holiday program is organized in partnership with Gallery Anadiel, International Academy of Art Palestine, Commercial Press, Padico Holding باديكو القابضة Holding, the Institut Français de Jérusalem – Chateaubriand, and generously supported by Bank of Palestine and the Swiss Representative Office in Ramallah.

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الهدية ارت فير

يسعدنا في المعمل دعوتكم لمعرضنا السنوي بمناسبة نهاية السنة والأعياد والذي يشمل أعمال فنية وحرفية، مزاد صامت وعروض موسيقية

القدس
يوم الجمعة ٩ كانون الأول
من الساعة ٥ حتى ١٠ مساء
باب الجديد، البلدة القديمة

أعمال فنية للبيع ومزاد صامت في المعمل وجاليري اناديل
موسيقى ومشروبات متوفرة

معرض للحرف اليدوية والتصاميم في المطبعة التجارية القديمة، الباب الجديد

رام الله
أعمال فنية للبيع ومزاد صامت
يوم الإثنين ١٢ كانون الأول
من الساعة ٥ حتى ٨ مساء
باديكو القابضة, المصيون

تم تنظيم برنامج الأعياد بالشراكة مع جاليري اناديل والمطبعة التجارية وباديكو القابضة والمعهد الفرنسي في القدس. وبدعم سخي من بنك فلسطين ومكتب الممثلية السويسرية في رام الله.

Memory Metamorphosis

Coming Up @ Al Ma’mal


Rocio Boliver, To the Rhythm of the Swing, Tijuana, Mexico, 2012
Dangerous Border Crossings’
Film screening series curated by Alex Eisenberg and the Live Art Development Agency (LADA)

JERUSALEM
Tuesday, 25 October
18:00 – 19:30
The Educational Bookshop

RAMALLAH
Thursday, 27 October
14:00 – 15:30
International Academy of Art Palestine

Live art disrupts all kinds of borders, from the cultural to the geo-political. This screening programme curated by Alex Eisenberg and the Live Art Development Agency will present performance documentation from key artists who have explored the often complex and dangerous zone of the border. The title of this event comes from Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s book Dangerous Border Crossers (2000).

For the full program click here
‘معابر الحدود الخطيرة’
قيّم العروض: أليكس آيزنبرغ بالشراكة مع وكالة تطوير الفنون الحية

القدس
يوم الثلاثاء، ٢٥ تشرين الأول
١٨:٠٠ – ١٩:٣٠
المكتبة العلمية

رامالله
يوم الخميس ٢٧ تشرين الأول
١٤:٠٠ – ١٥:٣٠
الأكاديمية الدولية للفنون- فلسطين

الفنون الحية تُشوّش على جميع أشكال الحدود من الثقافية وحتى الجيوسياسية. يقدم برنامج العروض هذا توثيقاً لعروضٍ أدائيةٍ حيةٍ لفنانين مُهمين يحاولون في أعمالهم استكشاف مناطق الحدود المعقدة والخطرة. عنوان العرض مأخوذ من كتاب لغويلرمو غوميز- بينا عبورات خطيرة للحدود

للمزيد من المعلومات الرجاء ضغط هنا


The Jerusalem Show VIII
‘Before and After Origins’

Running until 31 October

Venues
Old Commercial Press & Shop #35
New Gate Road
Gallery Anadiel & Knight’s Palace Hotel
Freres Road
Al Ma’mal Foundation
8 Al Jawalida Street

Open Monday – Saturday, 14:00 – 19:00
على أبواب الجنة الثامن
ما قبل وبعد الأصول

يستمر المعرض لغاية: ٣١ تشرين الأول

مواقع العرض
المطبعة التجارية القديمة ودكان رقم ٣٥
طريق باب الجديد
جاليري اناديل وقصر الفرسان
طريق الفرير
مؤسسة المعمل
٨ طريق الجوالدة

المعرض مفتوح يوميا (بالإستثناء أيام الأحد) إي
من الساعة ٢ بعد الظهر حتى ٧ مساء

Friends of Jenin Freedom Theatre


The Friends of the Jenin Freedom Theatre (USA) invites you to Palestine in Focus

“A brilliant presentation today at New York University, one of the best I’ve heard. Mustafa was so political and so sharp!”

The Freedom Theatre’s US tour is off to a flying start! Catch our multimedia exhibition Palestine in Focus this afternoon at:

Verso Books
20 Jay Street, Brooklyn
Sunday, October 16: 3-5pm

A presentation by The Freedom Theatre will begin at 4pm.


WASHINGTON

Palestine Center – 2425 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington DC
Monday, October 17: 5:30-7pm


BERKELEY

La Pena Cultural Center – 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Sunday, October 23: 6:30-8:30pm

ABOUT THE EVENTS
The photographs, film clips and recorded narratives in the show offer an opportunity to look through the lens of residents in a refugee camp in the West Bank of Palestine to hear the views of The Freedom Theatre professionals on the role of art as a tool of resistance.

The traveling exhibition, Palestine in Focus displays, for the first time in the U.S, The Freedom Theatre’s reach beyond theatre and drama. Its photography and video classes have been especially popular with young women. There also are workshops in creative writing, journalism, drama therapy and teacher training, and, for children, a range of activities including a summer camp.

Mohammed Haj Ibrahim is coordinator of the Multimedia Department at The Freedom Theatre and director of the acclaimed documentary, Journey of a Freedom Fighter, which traces the career of a Freedom Theatre acting graduate from armed struggle to cultural resistance. Baraa Sharqawi teaches photography at The Freedom Theatre. Hala Dhiab is currently a photography student at The Freedom Theatre. Mustafa Sheta is General Secretary of The Freedom Theatre.

http://www.thefreedomtheatre.org/

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