Gallery One – Palestine
Al Sufouh Road, Umm Seqeim
Booth No. F7
Gallery One will showcase an exquisite spectrum of Palestinian contemporary art by emerging Palestinian artists based in Palestine in Art Dubai’s 10th annual edition. The artists include: Bashar Alhroub, Khaled Jarrar and Amer Shomali.
The endeavour of the gallery is to shed the light on Palestine’s visual art movement emphasizing the great achievements, innovations and creativeness of the respective artists. The diverse mediums utilized by the artists include photography, sculptures, painting as well as video art. Their common ground, however, is their intake on the present-day political milieu in Palestine and globally.
Bashar Alhroub’s recent project “Universal Soldier” tackles the notion of plastic toy soldier games, which are globally popular among children, as a reflection of reality in parallel to the actual soldier deployed on the ground.
Amer Shomali’s projects “Between Two Times, ”The Icon,” and “Post (Visit Palestine)” all highlight major turning events in Palestinian history in an attempt to revive the Palestinian collective consciousness through art.
Khaled Jarrar’s “Journey 110” is a project where the artist embarks on a journey to assist seven Palestinian women find a route to reach the city of Jerusalem after they were prevented to enter at Qalandia checkpoint (the main checkpoint separating the West Bank from Jerusalem).