Palestine: Drawing, Documenting, Defying


Exhibition Dates: 30th May - 1st  June 2024 Extended until 15th June 2024

Exhibition Opening: 29th May 2024, 17:00-20:00



P21 Gallery is pleased to present Palestine: Drawing, Documenting, Defying, a digital screen, mirroring how we are consuming the barrage of footage and documentation coming out of Gaza on our phones at break-neck speeds. This exhibition, curated by the Rada and Mutaz Sawaf Center of Arab Comics Studies at the American University of Beirut, showcases artworks of cartoonists, comics artists, and illustrators from Palestine and the Arab world, in an act of both celebrating Palestinian culture and documenting their past and current realities under 76 years of occupation. In their own styles and commentary, the artists’ works open the world up to narratives that defy mainstream media. This digital screen allows us to continuously update the roster as the genocide’s reality continues to evolve, and for this installation to travel far and wide in order to raise as much awareness as possible. 


This intervention is meant to confront the viewer with the reality of what is happening right now, to assert the notion of a continued struggle, and to amplify the ever more urgent cry to end the genocide of the people of Gaza and the occupation of the people of Palestine.


Artists: Abdullah Ahmed, Ahmed Rahma, Amira Tanany, Bernard Hage, Aude Abou Nasr, Baraa Alawoor, Dina Salem, Diyala Zada. Doaa Eladl, Emad Hajjaj, Emad Mohamed, Fuad Alymani, Hanane Kai, Haneen Nazzal, Hany Saleh, Hassan Manasrah, Hiba Yassine, Jana Traboulsi, Leila Abdelrazaq, Maya Fidawi, Mazen Kerbaj, Mohamad Alameddine, Mohamad Qassem, Mohamad Salah, Mohamad Shihabi, Mohammad Sabaaneh, Mohammed Afefa, Mona Hossni, Naji El Mir, Noura Alsouma, Omar Abdallat, Omar Abdelaziz, Omar Lafi, Osama Hajjaj, Othman Selmi, Rafat Al Khatib, Rama Duwaji, Rawand Issa, Safaa Abu-Athra, Sally Samir, Tasneem Marghani and Twins Cartoon.




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