New Six Pillars Podcast – Palestinian Musical Traditions in Jerusalem, Jumana Manna
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New Six Pillars Podcast – Palestinian Musical Traditions in Jerusalem, Jumana Manna

During her exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, artist Jumana Manna spoke to Negar Azimi, Senior Editor of Bidoun magazine. Recorded live at Chisenhale Gallery October 2016, the pair discuss a newly commissioned feature length film ‘A magical substance flows into me’, 2015 about the different musical traditions of myriad communities living in and around Jerusalem. Manna’s … Continue reading

Disarming Design
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Disarming Design

The International Academy of Arts Palestine, in Ramallah recently ran an Open Studio workshop which resulted in these brilliant embroidered masks below. One of these masks became the poster image for the Eye on Palestine festival. Their mode of operation is to bring designers and artists together with local craftsmen and create dialogue around the … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – Samia Halaby Interview
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This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – Samia Halaby Interview

An interview with Palestinian artist, scholar and art historian Samia Halaby (b. 1936). Halaby has contributed to the practise of abstraction in Arab art and the historical archiving of Palestinian art itself. Born in Jerusalem Halaby uses both acrylic, oil paints and even computers for her works, which are often large in size and influenced … Continue reading

Palestinian Art – Resilience and Light
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Palestinian Art – Resilience and Light

Palestinian art, predictably, is a history of censorship and obstruction, of exiled artists and extreme conditions, of what Ilan Pappe, quoted in the exhibition catalogue has called ‘memoricide’: to claim legitimacy, the coloniser typically erases or appropriates the signs of the indigenous population. Contemporary art and culture from Palestine and her diaspora speaks of far … Continue reading

P21 Palestinian Gallery, London – Today’s Six Pillars to Persia Show
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P21 Palestinian Gallery, London – Today’s Six Pillars to Persia Show

1.30-2pm we speak to artist Inzajeano Latif as we move about the new gallery P21’s inaugural exhibition Refraction: Moving Image on Palestine. Curator Shaheen Merali brings together film, poster, sculpture, painting and more in this group show by artists both inside and outside of Palestine including crown jewels Leila Shawa and kennardphillips. While Israel has its … Continue reading

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Today’s Six Pillars Show: London’s 1st Palestinian Gallery

Tonight 7.30-8pm on Resonance 104.4FM The P21 in central London hosts its inaugural show: Refractions: Moving Images on Palestine featuring seminal Palestinian artist Leila Shawa and the  highly political London duo Kennardphillips. Set up to promote modern Arab art and culture with special focus on Palestine, the gallery holds an impressive space behind Euston Station. … Continue reading