The exhibit will feature artwork and photograph by Palestinian artists living in refugee camps. We invite you to join us to witness these stories of struggle, hope, and undying resilience, from artists such as Wael Abu Yabes.
"My parents were displaced from Al Kabo village, Jerusalem in 1948. I was born in Bethlehem in 1988 and have lived in the Dheisheh refugee camp since. Art is a nonviolent way of telling our unheard stories to the world, and colors express our suffering on a deeper level than words could ever convey. I emphasize colors to express my enduring heartache as a Palestinian refugee living in a camp where I can see my displaced village from afar, now an illegal settlement that I am not allowed to visit. I focus on children as I imagine myself as a child who lives inside the camp walls and sees things that people from the outside do not see. I want to show how this affects young Palestinians who endure relentless psychological trauma from being confined by walls and constantly harassed by the Israeli army and settlers. When I was a child I painted a lot of seascapes because I longed so badly to see the sea, something that is very difficult for Palestinians in the West Bank to do as a result of Israeli restrictions on our movement.”
Sun - Mon 10 - 8
Sat - 9:30 - 3:30
Open All Week
(1 block from Chinatown metro station)
Meet and Greet, January 15th at 6:30 pm