DUBAI: The first ever Ramallah Art Fair began last week at the city’s Zawyeh Gallery. It brings together more than 100 works from 26 Palestinian artists.
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The first ever Ramallah Art Fair began last week at the city’s Zawyeh Gallery. It brings together more than 100 works from 26 Palestinian artists, including this series by Jawabreh — silk embroidered representations of the faces of child martyrs.
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All the participating artists, the gallery says, “explore a variety of subjects stemming from the Palestinian context.” Bacri’s work — much of which is set in the time of the war on Gaza in 2014 — is “a tribute to all the people who struggle to survive and who find beauty in even the worst tragedies.”
Samara’s works at the fair are a continuation of her theme of exploring social taboos through seemingly mundane, though intimate, scenes from people’s homes. Her 2020 series, though, involves extremely small artworks — this one is 25 x 30 cm — perhaps to draw the viewer into the scene.