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Resilience and Light: Contemporary Palestinian Art Exhibition
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Resilience and Light: Contemporary Palestinian Art Exhibition

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Updated: 9 January 2017
Resilience and Light: Contemporary Palestinian Art at the Studio 3 Gallery, University of Kent, was curated by Aser El Saqqa of Arts Canteen and Ben Thomas from the gallery. The exhibition presented work from five Palestinian contemporary artists, whose differing approaches and styles are unified by their shared circumstances and by their challenge to perceived categories informed by nationality rather than form.

 

Resilience and Light: Contemporary Palestinian Art raises questions about the relationship between an artist, their work and a work’s social, political and historical context. Is art always to be interpreted in the light of the context or circumstances in which it is made – is Palestinian art always going to come hand in hand with a specifically Palestinian set of circumstances that informs it, or can – and should – it be interpreted in isolation?