Absorption

Layan Shawabkeh, "Absorption - 2009", Acrylic on canvas, 160x160 cm, courtesy A.M. Qattan Foundation

Indications of Loss and Hope

The death and destruction brought upon the Palestinians during the second Intifada and during the Israeli incursions after the year 2000, had also impacted the representation of women in art, where images of loss and agony prevailed. Other works however transcended that sense of loss, demonstrating signs of hope, energy and continued defiance.