Highlights from the first-ever Ramallah Art Fair

Highlights from the first-ever Ramallah Art Fair
The art fair will run until March 4, 2021. (Supplied)
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Updated 19 December 2020

Highlights from the first-ever Ramallah Art Fair

Highlights from the first-ever Ramallah Art Fair
  • Here are some highlights from Ramallah Art Fair, which runs until March 4, 2021

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.

Monther Jawabreh

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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.

Durar Bacri

‘Homeless in Yaffa’

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.”

Rana Samara

‘Untitled’

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.