Creator: Zuhdi Al Adawi | 2005
"Crayon on cloth.12"x10""
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Creator: Amal Kenawy | 2006
“A visual artist, Amal Kenawy studied film and fashion design at the Academy of Fine Arts at the Cinema Institute in Cairo (1997-1999) and received a BA in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Helwan University in Egypt (1999). Kenawy was awarded the UNESCO Grand Prize at the International Cairo Biennale (1998). Drawing on canvas.”
Creator: 26 Children from Gaza | 2012
"Organized by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), A Child’s View from Gaza is an exhibition that features 26 drawings created by school children in Gaza. The ages of the artists vary from five to 14 years old. Children taking part in the project were asked to draw pictures dealing with three possible themes: their experiences during Cast Lead, life in Gaza, or their hopes for the future. The results were thought-provoking images that showed maturity beyond the artists’ years. Recurring themes in most drawings include sketches of ambulances, Israeli helicopters dropping bombs, bulldozers, injured people, destroyed houses and tears.”
Creator: Abdel Rahmen Al Muzayen | 2002
"Al Muzayen is a former general in the Palestinian Liberation Organization (now the Palestinian Authority) and a world-class artist. His masterful pen and ink drawings of the destruction of the city of Jenin reflect his commanding love of his country. The figure of a woman, Anat, the ancient goddess of the Canaanites, symbolizes the soul and the strength of Palestine. Ink on paper, 25”x19.5”"
Creator: Jawad Ibrahim | 2000
“Jawad Ibrahim’s drawings of shaheed (martyrs) come from the same tradition as Francisco Goya’s Horrors of War. They are dense and phantasmagoric. In them, crumpled bodies swathed in funeral garments with elongated rifle barrel eyes shoot intense stares that seem to accuse the viewer of complicity. Ibrahim lives in Ramallah, West Bank where he has been imprisoned for months at a time without charges by the Israeli authorities. When asked why he had been arrested, he replied “‘I don’t know… ask them.’”
Creator: Shadi Habib Allah | 2009
“In ‘Ok, Hit but Dont Run’, an animation and multichannel video which was shown at the Palestine c/o Venice, Habib Allah has produced a work whose first point of departure is the elimination of the popular Palestinian symbolism. Rather he produced an animation where he made hundreds of drawings of hominoid figures and, as in his earlier work, gave the figure or “mechanical form” with human attributes. However these figures are stripped of any emotive or symbolic references yet they enact the cycle of life, procreation, birth and death.”
Creator: Adnan Yahya | 1999
"The May 1999 show at Darat Al-Funun in Jordan is made up of sets of graphic works and paintings. The images are variations on the theme of tyranny and oppression. In one set of nineteen ink drawings, we see heaps of massacred humanity. At each heap there is a small event which crowns the horror. For example a figure in screaming anguish, or a woman holding a baby and gesturing for help, or an old man pulling a dead youth out of the heap, or a youth pulling an old man, or two children walking away, or a face staring out of the pile at the crescent moon is the event dramatized by the background of horror."
Creator: Rana Bishara | 1997
“‘Cactus is like a language for me and I seldom use it as subject for drawing but as the thing itself in three dimensions.’ In Haifa, she found a fragment of an old home - a wall still standing after Israeli destruction. Rana hung it with cactus leaves and between them she hung fragments of Arabic tiles often found at the site of destroyed homes. She called the work ‘Scream of the Valley - Wadi Al-Nisnas.’ She explained that Nisnas is the animal like a cat that is long in shape. And wadi means valley. The Nisnas is extinct in this valley now. Thus use of the phrase in this context is intended to describe how Arabs feel in Israel - deeply threatened. As time went by the cactus leaves sprouted and the meaning of that is not lost on either of us.”
Creator: Abdel Tamam | 1999
“‘Harvest Them’” was the call used by the Israeli executioner when he gave the order to his men to open fire at unarmed workers returning home from work anticipating a peaceful night at home.”