Palestinian Video Art

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 02.01.2010:

By Samar Martha

There are many topics that come to mind when writing about Palestinian video art, such as the emergence of the medium and its relation to the international video art movement; the political, social, and economic factors that influenced its development and content; the art movements that have influenced Palestinian video art production, such as pop art, body art, Arte Po(...)

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Letter from refugee Aida Camp, Bethlehem, 2008

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 20.09.2008:

Dear Mr. The President of the Palestinian Authority

My name is Abdelfattah Abdelkarim Hasan Ibrahim Mohamad Ahmad Mostafa Ibrahim Srour Abusrour. I was born in Aida Refugee camp, on a rented land for 99 years by UNRWA from Palestinian owners of Bethlehem. My two eldest brothers as well as my father and his father and all those who were born before them, originate from Beit Nateef, a de(...)

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ArtSchool Palestine

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 03.10.2007:

ArtSchool Palestine is a structure and place for the exchange and development of contemporary Palestinian art.

The constant and persistent attempt to deny the existence of Palestine at all levels means that artists, along with all Palestinians, suffer a great deal of isolation. ArtSchool Palestine was founded in 2005 by a group of like-minded arts professionals - the A. M. Qattan Found(...)

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Khalil Rabah, artist

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 31.08.2007:

Khalil Rabah’s work lies somewhere at the demarcation line between the hyped-up essentialist consumption of “subversive” work by an ever-hungry art industry and the very serious task of engaging with the issues of nationhood, essentialism, and representation within the Palestinian context. The Ramallah-based artist, who has dragged trees into gallery spaces, repeatedly pounded olives with a r(...)

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Ramallah: Past and Present

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.08.2007:

By Issa Jamil Shihadeh

Ramallah, built on 19,000 dunums of land and located 16 kilometres north of Jerusalem, was known as “Ramalie” in 1186, when the king-consort of Jerusalem, Guy de Lusignan, offered this little village in trust to the German hospital in return for a one-year loan.

The name Ramallah is composed of “ram,” an Aramaic word that means “hill” and “Allah,” the Arab(...)

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The African Palestinian Community in the Old City of Jerusalem

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 30.07.2007:

By Dzouyi Therese Konanga-Nicolas

When we think of Africans and Islam, it always brings to mind the famous Bilal Ibn Rabah, the first Muezzin or caller to prayer in Mecca. Bilal was an Abyssinian slave who was mistreated by his master for accepting Islam. To rectify this inequity, Abu Bakr Al Sidiq, successor of the prophet and the first Caliph, helped to free him from his oppressors. (...)

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New Developments in Palestinian Art

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 25.02.2006:

New Developments in Palestinian Art

By Basil Ayish

This Week in Palestine

January 2005

Palestinian culture, that common thread which is distinctly Palestinian and ties Akka to Gaza to Jericho and everywhere else in between, has many forms. It is the maftoul, mansaf, msakhan, mjudarrah and karshat [popular Palestinian dishes] that we eat. It is the embroidered tho(...)

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