The Young Artists Exhibition

February 12, 2011 to April 12, 2011 - 12:30 to 15:30

The exhibition provides the community of the university with the opportunity to view different art experiments for a group of young artists who used different artistic forms in composing installation works. They depict concepts pertaining to novel technical methods that add a lively and energetic feel, and contribute to the debate pertaining to the nature of the works as to whether they are political, social, or humanitarian. This is viewed from within the vast adaptation of art practice that depict endless potentials for experimenting with and exploring contemporary artistic influences.The works were installed in different venues on university premises including the museum’s space. 

This exhibition is the result of the  Museum’s cooperation with other Palestinian cultural and art associations.  The selected works were produced during 2010  in “The Young Artist of the Year” at A. M. Qattan Foundation, the “Open Studio” at Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center, and ”Palestinian Young Artists” at Palestinian Art Court- Alhoash.

Curators: 
Place: 
BZU Campus (Several Venues )
  • Images from a landscape in exile, 2010

    What does it mean to travel around the Area C with a camera? How does the relation with the landscape construct itself through the vehicle, camera, road, light, speed and vision? Area C is a space in motion, its continuous motion is its political production, and its infrastructure of movement became the landscape itself. This continuous...

  • Remains

    This is a world of stagnation and endless racing movement. Body secretly creeps into the daily and familiar space; it roams through all its details in order to release it from that which is static and contradictory. The body thence becomes a remainder of a state and of traces of places, it becomes a zone… in other words, anything but a body....

  • Vanishing Point

    Vanishing Point is a point where all lines meet to vanish in one point; the lines represent queues of people waiting to pass from Area A to Area B. This is the routine of Palestinians daily life, extraordinary work even though incomplete.

    Vanishing Point is a point where human and moral values disappear; it is a point where individual...

  • Space

    For every being on this earth there is a space that s/he occupies. Due to the disproportionate provisions of possibilities, the distribution of spaces does not succumb to the natural need of this being, but to its individual capabilities and relation to their surroundings. In our current situation, the distribution of the population in Ramallah...

  • 1996 Arabic Class Al-Fataah Al-Laaji'a School Red, Red, Red This study is technically directed towards the blind. The thing I found most interesting about it is how visual art can be...

    She opened her eyes and said: "Do not veil your hearts... let wonder rest".

    Technically this study is made for the blind. The thing I found most interesting about it is how visual art can be presented to the blind and how they can respond to color and texture. There is a scientific study stating that the blind can differentiate between...

  • White Map

    “White Map” takes as a point of reference an illustration that accompanies the poem of Lewis Carroll‘s poem "The Hunting of the Snark" (1874).

    "White Map" is a completely blank map apart from few celestial coordinates that form symmetry of an imagined journey. The symmetry becomes an empty space that invalidates conventions and allows...

  • Between Us

    The art project sheds light on the paintings of martyrs who were murdered in the field. The images are displayed in public places in Palestinian cities and refugee camps. Some of the places add a new value to the paintings posted on electric posts, roofs of houses and other high places. The paintings of different size have become a phenomenon...

  • Ice cream

    We eat ice cream before it melts… just as we do with dreams and joy. We hold to this moment in order to find our momentary joy in life, in order to find it beautiful even for few minutes. It is an extraordinary recreation and we race against time before it melts.

    Ice cream melts fast. It snatches us from aging years and throws us in the...

  • Cast out of your Tomb

     “Blessed shall you be when you arrive and blessed shall you be when you depart” is an ancient rabbinic academy’s inscription on a hill overlooking the sea in the Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa where lies the Al Kazakhani graveyard. Dating back to the 19th century Ottoman Empire, the name Kazakhani takes its origin from the previous usage of the...

  • Holes

    “Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.” Karl Marx

    If we have a white wall that needs maintenance then repainting this wall is not a problem. However, if our wall has holes and has not been through the process of maintenance, then it should not be painted white just for our convenience.

    There...

  • Forbidden Fruit

    Israeli restrictions, land confiscation, and the closure on exports from Gaza have made Palestinian-grown strawberries extremely difficult to find in the West Bank. Nearly all strawberries you might find come from the occupying state of Israel. In 2009, Palestinians spent almost $19 billion on Israeli products for which there aren’t any...

  • ​Contrary to What Women Like

    My paintings represent the world we were left with after the war that destroyed every single aspect of life and reduced all that is beautiful to ashes.

    During those difficult times, the notion of human age lost its value, this is contrary to what women like, for women care to hide their real age and this shows how much they value life...

  • Sea Package

    Since we live in the West Bank, we are deprived from the sea by the force of the military occupation… I miss the sea and I long to lie on the sand of its beach, to fish, to walk around the harbor and to listen to the sea gulls. I have the right to hear the sound of waves. The sea is not far; in fact, when the sky is clear you can see it from...

  • Gazawood

    Anthony Quinn’s dance in "Zorba the Greek", and the last breath of Michael (played by Al Pacino) in "The Godfather", are two unforgettable scenes in the history of cinema. Such images are of the finest and most intense moments that express immense love and madness. Without doubt, these images contributed to creating our warm memories of cinema...

  • The Germ

     

    It is the pain which still lives in the abysmal of our crushed stagnant depths… It is a weeping sound that follows us everywhere we go… The danger is inside us, it lives and grows inside of us, and it devours us…

    It is the germ of this age… Cancer is eating up everything and living everywhere… It even feeds on metal and lives...