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The exhibition ‘Never Part’ at Al-Ma’mal Foundation “brings together objects and works from which their authors, Palestinian artists from the four corners of the world, have never been able to separate themselves. It is the personal life stories of these artists, the fact of and reasons for this inseparability that place the works into perspective.” Artists include Jumana Emil Abboud, Ayreen Anastas, Nabil Annani, Asad Azi, Taysir Barakat, Khaled Hourani, Marwan Rechmaoui, Vera Tamari, Inass Yassin.

Palestinian Artists in Istanbul Biennial

It’s a big year for Palestinian artists on the biennial circuit. A couple weeks late, but I just noticed that there are a few familiar names on the roster for the Istanbul Biennial, opening September 12: Jumana Abboud, (Sandi Hilal, Alessandro Pettit and Eyal Weizman), and Wafa Hourani will all be taking part.

UPDATE: Not sure how I missed this, but Larissa Sansour is also on the list.

Jumana Abboud at La Biennale di Venezia

The artists for the 53rd Biennale exhibition (‘Making Worlds’) have just been announced, and Palestinian artist Jumana Abboud (b Shefa-Amer, 1971)  will be included in the line-up. This comes hot on the heels of the announcement that there will also be a Palestinian pavilion at the Biennale this year – lots of good reasons for me to try to go to Italy this June! [Link]

Jumana Abboud: The Pomegranate

Jumana Abboud, The Pomegranate (2005)
Documentation of video installation at Sharjah Biennial 2005.

The artist tries to put the seeds back into a pomegranate. They burst, leaving her hands covered with red juice.