Abu Dhabi Art
Manarat Al Saadiyat
Saadiyat Cultural District
18 – 21 November 2015
Booth: B13

Gallery One participated in the Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Bidaya Sector from the 18th until the 21st of November 2015. A wide spectrum of contemporary and modern art created by established and emerging Palestinian artists including Sliman Mansour, Sophie Halaby, Bashar Al Hroub, Khaled Hourani, Nabil Anani, Sharif Waked and Tayseer Barakat was showcased. Three of the featured artists, Tayseer Barakat, Nabil Anani and Sliman Mansour are among the founders of New Visions, a collective formed in response to the first intifada (1987 – 1993), where the artists turned to earthworks, mixed media and assemblage using materials derived from the Palestinian environment to boycott Israeli art supplies, in protest of the on-going occupation. The artworks presented at Gallery One are from this important historical period in Palestinian art history. Alongside these artworks, Gallery One is showcasing works by contemporary artists Sharif Waked, Bashar Alhroub and Khaled Hourani who share parallel themes – representations of moments of collapse, hybridity, and repetition – while re-enacting iconic political events that occurred in Palestinian history; for instance, Sharif Waked’s artwork, BEACE BROCCESS.