Tina Sherwell & Jawad al Malhi: Reflections on Contemporary Palestinian Art

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This talk will explore the transformations of Palestinian Art in recent decades, examining the themes and issues that artists have engaged with and the changing context of their practice with particular focus on the practice of Jawad al Malhi. Al Malhi is from Shufhat Refugee Camp in Occupied East Jerusalem and his work over the years has focused on exploring communities, and their relationship to their environments and their everyday practices of life through painting, video, installation, sculpture and photography.

Jawad al Malhi was artist in resident at Delfina Foundation and in Mamaus Ecole Lisbon. His works are held in private and public collections in Europe and the Middle East, including The British Museum, The Imperial War Museum, London, UK and The Barjeel Collection, UAE.

The Artist will be present after the talk for Q&A about his practice.

Tina Sherwell
Dr. Tina Sherwell graduated from Goldsmiths’ College. She was Director of The International Academy of Art, between 2007-2017. Previously she was the programme leader of Fine Art at Winchester School of Art (2005-2007). She is the author of various texts on Palestinian art published in catalogues, journals and books, including the monograph on Sliman Mansour. She is currently working on the Development of the new Faculty of Art and Music at Birzeit University and Heads the new Visual Art Program and acting director of the Birzeit University Museum.

10.10.2017, 19:00
WIELS Auditorium
Free with reservation 
In English

In collaboration with: 
Association Belgo-Palestine
ERG, école de recherche graphique
ESA le 75
Luca School of Arts