Art Palestine International is a New York-based cultural organization dedicated to Palestinian contemporary art. We collaborate with museums, galleries, and non-profits to produce art exhibitions, events, and publications.

This blog is a research tool that allows us to chart our research and invite others along on the journey.

Content RSS

Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art Upcoming Events

Film Series I: ‘Better a Man’s Shadow than that of a Wall’ Public · Hosted by Al Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art

‘Better A Man’s Shadow Than That of a Wall’
A film-screening series
Curated by Lisa-Marie Wollrab

Tuesday 4 April
Al Ma’mal, New Gate, Jerusalem
19:00 – 20:30

‘Better A Man’s Shadow Than That of a Wall’ is a film screening program that brings together a diverse selection of films from Palestine, Egypt, Yemen and the UAE, exploring themes of gender and feminism in Arab societies. The program includes four screenings that will take place every Tuesday of the month.
This program is presented in partnership with Shashat.

Week 1 Program:
– The Fig And The Olive, Georgina Asfour
Palestine, 2011, 19′
– Om Amira, Naji Ismail
Egypt/Germany, 2015, 25′
– In The Shadow of a Man, Hanan Abdalla
Egypt, 2012, 65′

For Further Information

Musical Evening

Past Continuous

Wednesday 5 April
Al Ma’mal, New Gate, Jerusalem
18:30 – 20:00
The first solo recital for the Italian cellist, Lucia D’Anna, featuring Baroque and Contemporary pieces, including music by degli Antonii, Bach, Dallapiccola, as well as compositions by D’Anna.

The Discord, by Benji Boyadgian

Benji Boyadgian, part of the series The Odyssey, 2016, water color and pencil on paper, 80cm X 80cm. Photo by: Issa Freij.

The Discord
Benji Boyadgian

Curated by Basak Senova and
Jack Persekian

Al Ma’mal & Gallery Anadiel
New Gate, Old City, Jerusalem
Exhibition running until 28 April

Inspired by eroded ornamental tiles seen in ‘classical’ buildings in Palestine, The Discord, dismantles the entangled layers and temporalities encompassing the story of those tiles. Through a painting process of repetition and mutation of the patterns, Boyadgian echoes the footprints that leaves traces on the surface alluding to Palestine as a place at a junction, subject to repeated passage throughout history.

Free Fall, by Bashir Qonqar (Ramallah)

Bashir Qonqar, Interview with a Donkey, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 124 x 265 cm.

Free Fall
Bashir Qonqar

Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
Al Masyoon, Ramallah
Exhibition running until 20 April

‘Free Fall’ explores the changing urban environment that surrounds us and the ways it affects human behaviours. Buildings, streets, public spaces and infrastructures have been transformed into an alienating and disturbing place where the human being is swallowed up by greed and the voracity to maximise material gains at the expense of values, ethics and society.