This exhibition is the articulation of solidarity by non-Palestinian artist inspired by their experiences of the Palestinian political landscape.
About The Exhibition
This call emerged from the understanding that street level art work and design has consistently played a critical role within international solidarity movements throughout the world: from the powerful poster art published by the Black Panthers in the late 1960s; to the striking design work created by artists inspired by the African National Congress (ANC) and the global movement against Apartheid in South Africa; to art created to support the work of the Palestinian Liberation Organization(PLO).
The artworks shall inspire both collective and social consciousness of past and contemporary anti colonial struggles. “Political art” has the potential to act as the public facade for artists that empower the voices of oppressed and colonised people. It helps to visualize injustices and the power of solidarity. It shall inspire activist of human rights environmental justice. It shall speak “Truth to Power” be it colonial or civil.
Political art shall also reflect on the success of local, national and universal solidarity and resistance movements. It shall also reflect on the growing political movement in support of the freedom of Palestinians from colonial subjugation. Furthermore, it shall reflect the subjugation whilst calling for the liberation of the people of the Levant (the West Bank, The Gaza Strip, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria) from ISIL and other
The second chapter of this exhibition (from mid 2016) shall look at social,
political and environmental justice in South Africa and the levant. Organisations and artists are invited to participate in realizing this socio-political art exhibition and harnessraise awareness around the political landscape of Palestine and the levant.
Dr. Anis Daraghma
Riccardo Anttanasio Matlakas
(Guest Artist from Italy)
South African Artists
19 October - 29 November 2015
Monday to Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Last Chance to View the Exhibition
29 November 2015
Institute of Palestine and South Africa
6th Floor, 118 St. Georges Mall, Cape Town