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Nicola Saig: The Return to Jerusalem


Al Ma’mal, George Al Ama and Rajai’ Zacharia cordially invite you to the exhibition opening

Nicola Saig:

The Return to Jerusalem 

Friday 26 January 2018

Al Ma’mal, New Gate

Old City, Jerusalem

6 – 9 pm

The exhibition reveals twelve paintings by the Jerusalemite pioneer artist Nicola Saig (1863 – 1942) newly discovered by George Al Ama in the possession of Rajai’ Zacharia, exhibited to the public for the first time.

Exhibition runs until 16 February 2018.

War & Desire solo exhibition by Bashar Alhroub, Tuesday 9 January 2018 at 6:00 pm at Gallery One

Join us for Jerusalem Lives

Join us for 

Jerusalem Lives activities


Art Workshop

Interaction with Oscar Murillo’s artwork “the Institute of Reconciliation”

In partnership with Silwan Club and the African Community Society 


Sunday, December 17th| 10:00-16:30 

Friday, December 22nd| 10:00-16:30

Location: Silwan Club in Ras el Amoud, Jerusalem 


Colombian artist Oscar Murillo, a contributor to the public program of the “Jerusalem Lives” exhibition, worked with young people from Jerusalem to execute his artwork, “The Institute of Reconciliation”, thereby launching the Jerusalem branch of a project he has implemented in several places around the world. The artwork, which consists of a number of black paintings, goes beyond contemplation. The heavy, woven and torn black canvases, painted on in black oil colour, make up sprawling installations that hang on strings or screens or metal. They reflect on the history of labour, trade, society, consumerism, and art. They provide space to view the city from an alternative collaborative perspective.

We will complete what the artist started by inviting the children to interact with the work in novel artistic ways. These black paintings will be a space for them to create their own artworks or interpret their ideas of re-presenting the artwork however they wish.


The Gift Christmas Market 

Friday 15 December 2017

Al Ma’mal, New Gate

Old City, Jerusalem

4 – 9 pm

Join us for a Christmas Market presenting works and products by independent artists, artisans and designers in Palestine, as well as hot drinks and food.


100 Years 

by Jack Persekian

Friday 15 December 2017

Gallery Anadiel, Freres Road,

New Gate, Old City

4 – 9 pm

An exhibition bringing together photographs from the 19th century  superimposed with photographs taken today in the same location. The work is an attempt to encourage people, especially Jerusalemites, to reassess their relation to the city; reexamine it carefully, indulge in its details and love it – not for what it was and what it symbolizes, but for what it can be.


Exhibition continues until 20 January 2018

Political Tour of Jerusalem

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Jerusalem Lives activities


Political Tour of Jerusalem

In partnership with Grassroots Jerusalem

Saturday, December 9th| 10:00-14:00 

Meeting point: The Jerusalem Hotel, Jerusalem 


Join us for a political tour that reveals the political and grassroots reality of Jerusalem by exposing how Israeli policies continue to suffocate Palestine’s capital and its largest metropolitan area. The tour begins at Karm al-Khalili neighborhood where Grassroots office is located with a 45-minute narrative explaining the historical context of Jerusalem. Following this, we embark on a 3-hour tour of the city. The tour includes six stops across Jerusalem District, where we will explore issues such as the economy, the legal status of residents, education, health, house demolitions and Jewish settlements expansion.


Cost: 40 ILS per person.

Please register at 


To read more about Jerusalem Lives exhibition.Click here


المتحف الفلسطيني هو مؤسّسة ثقافيّة مستقلّة وهو أحد أهمّ مشاريع مؤسّسة التّعاون، وهي مؤسسة أهلية فلسطينية غير

ربحيّة تهدف إلى توفير المساعدة التنمويّة والإنسانيّة للفلسطينيين منذ عام ١٩٨٣


.لمزيد من المعلومات يرجى زيارة الموقع الإلكتروني للمتحف


:لاستفساراتكم يرجى التواصل معنا عبر البريد الإلكترونيّ التالي

المتحف الفلسطيني

شارع المتحف، بالقرب من المدخل الشمالي لجامعة بيرزيت

بيرزيت، صندوق بريد ٤٨


The Palestinian Museum is a flagship project of Taawon, an independent non-profit organization providing development and humanitarian assistance to Palestinians since 1983.


For more information about the Palestinian Museum visit our website.

For inquires contact:


The Palestinian Museum

Museum Street

Off Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Street

Birzeit PO Box 48


Jerusalem Lives activities

 Join us for
Jerusalem Lives activities

Curator’s Tours with Reem Fadda
Wednesday, December 6th| 14:00-15:00
Location: the Palestinian Museum, Birzeit


Solo Exhibition of Asim Abu Shakra taking place at Abu Dhabi At 2017

Jerusalem Nights @ Al Ma’mal ليالي القدس في المعمل

The Palestinian Museum

Could Jerusalem be considered the quintessential global city? Does its current condition, its vaults of histories, reflect how cities worldwide aspire to the universal and fall short on the shores of globalization? Is the dissection of neighbourhoods of minorities in global cities echoed in the various quarters of the Old City? Do the border politics imposed by the Israeli military occupation of the city, the treacherous visa procedures, the queues in airports for security screening, conflate with the military checkpoints, permits, racial profiling and walls that are being erected from Mexico to the borders of Jerusalem? Could the source of the mass production of graphic signage, posters, advertisements and branding be traced to the historical tradition of icons, crosses and the Dome of the Rock? How does power and hegemony play out in this global order? How do we face the reality that this global village feels more like a ghetto, a walled city, where our confinement and sense of isolation has heightened? How do we connect? How do we break our contemporary isolation? Could we save the city from being expropriated by colonial and imperial powers, and have its indigenous people, the Palestinians, prosper with equality and wealth? How can this city fight the last battle to be a free capital for all? What are the stories of collective resistance emanating from within the city? Could we chart methodologies of resistance and decolonization that speak globally to other joint struggles? These questions are vitally important considering the politics the city is facing today, in light of the growing isolationism of many global and regional powers, in marking its future, and the answers this project aims to bring about are attempts at a response in the shadow of further foreclosure and exclusion.

The Jerusalem Lives exhibition will attempt to study and examine the city of Jerusalem as a case study, a microcosm or condensed laboratory that metaphorically represents globalization and its failures, and to find answers that inspire us to struggle for a better future. Veering away from stereotypical clichés that mark the city, between the polarities of the nostalgic, the holy or the nationalistic, this exhibition will expose the deep-set neoliberal colonial and imperial challenges the city of Jerusalem and its people are facing.

Four chapters explore the concept, beginning with a central multidisciplinary exhibition that demonstrates the emanation, effects and limitations of globalization in the city of Jerusalem, through various audio-visual materials. Commissioned or refabricated, site-specific artworks form the second chapter will be exhibited on the grounds and gardens of the Palestinian Museum. In the third chapter, the public programme will directly collaborate with civic and non-governmental organizations in the city, which have adopted a long-term working methodology of collective communal struggle. The Jerusalem Lives publication is the fourth and closing chapter that will focus on knowledge production as a frontier of resistance. This exhibition is curated by Reem Fadda and assistant curators Fawz Kabra and Yara Abbas.

Reem Fadda was the former Associate Curator, Middle Eastern Art for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York from 2010–16. She worked as Academic Director to the International Academy of Art – Palestine, which she helped found in 2006. Fadda was appointed as the Curator for the National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates of the 55th Venice Biennale, 2012, and was recently the curator of the 6th Marrakech Biennale, held February–May 2016.

Participating artists:
Ruanne Abou Rahme & Basel Abbas, Sultan F.N. Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Bisan Abu Eisheh, Maria Thereza Alves, Simone Bitton, CAMP, Rain Wu & Eric Chen, Bob Gramsma, Raouf Haj-Yahia, Rula Halawani, Mona Hatoum, Khaled Hourani, Iman Issa, Ahed Izhiman, Athar Jaber, Emily Jacir, Khaled Jarrar, Mohammed Kazem, Muqata’a, Yazan Khalili, Oscar Murillo, Khalil Rabah, Adrian Villar Rojas, Sudarshan Shetty, Nida Sinnokrot, Vera Tamari, Inass Yassin, Mohanad Yaqubi

The exhibition will open in the Palestinian Museum, from August 27 to December 15, 2017


Gallery One July and August Newsletter

Gallery One Newsletter July/ August 2017