‘Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes’ explores the Israeli occupation of Palestine through panorama artwork at Detroit’s Holding Home Gallery


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C. Gazaleh, "Flight Over Jerusalem," 2015. Ink on paper. - COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

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  • C. Gazaleh, “Flight Over Jerusalem,” 2015. Ink on paper.

For Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes, the phrase “preoccupations” is a double entendre — it might probably check with each Palestinians’ longstanding preoccupation with panorama artwork, but in addition Israel’s occupation of Palestine, which has remodeled the terrain with navy checkpoints and the West Financial institution wall. Curated by Kathy Zarur, the present options photographs, work, and mixed-media from Palestinian artists Ryah Aqel, Zeina Barakeh, C. Gazaleh, Najib Joe Hakim, Manar Harb, Yazan Khalili, Suhad Khatib, and Mary Tuma.

The present’s run additionally features a panel dialogue and brunch at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12; a dialog between Zarur and College of Michigan Islamic Arts lecturer Sascha Crasnow in regards to the challenges of curating exhibitions of Palestinian artwork within the U.S. at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16; a “Constructing a Palestine Library” occasion from 2-Four p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25; a zine-making workshop from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1; and a closing reception from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. eight.


Opening reception is from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11; Holding Home Gallery, 3546 Michigan Ave., Detroit; holdinghousedetroit.com. Present runs by means of Saturday, Feb. eight.




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