Untitled

Rula Halawani, "untitled - 2011", Digital print,100x70 cm, courtesy the artist, donated to Birzeit University Museum Collection

Where Does the Body Stan?

For many years - sometimes until today - most of the founding artists - had not altered the way they dealt with the female body. Their focus was mainly on the aesthetical form and on political associations. The figure of the woman with all the symbolism it carried, was trapped within a flood of traditional ornaments and colors. It was not given an individualized character nor belonged to a specific person. This changed after the 1990s, with the emergence of new artworks by contemporary Palestinian female artists, whose works demonstrated a more complex and daring approach towards the understanding of the female body.