The Subject of Palestine
February 24 – May 6/ 2005
While Palestine and Palestinians are the subject of steady newspaper and television coverage, the media seldom give a sense of the diversity, complexity, and human experience of the Palestinian population, both within the territories and living abroad. This exhibition takes as its starting point the different life experiences inside and outside, the range of issues of concern to artists, and the varied audiences to whom Palestinian artists address their work. The show will feature the work of sixteen artists of Palestinian identity living at home or abroad, some established and well known, others at early stages of their careers.
Guest curator: Samia Halaby
Principal sponsor: Students for Justice in Palestine
Cosponsors: Art and Art History, the Cultural Center, the Humanities Center, International Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Modern Languages, Office of Diversity, Political Science, Religious Studies, School for New Learning, Sociology, Student Affairs, and Women’s Studies; additional support from the Arab-American Action Network, Widad al-Bassam, and Dr. Fouad A. Halaby.
Faculty advisors: Norman Finkelstein, Azza Layton, and Warren Schultz