“Gaza as seen in Art”, with artist Vera Tamari

Wednesday, May 8th, 12:00-13:30
Location: The Palestinian Museum, 
You can attend the Visual analysis via the Zoom platform through this link
Language: Arabic

Join us with artist Vera Tamari for a visual analysis of some 300 artworks by more than 100 Palestinian Gazan artists on display in the This is Not an Exhibition space. The meeting sheds light on the journey of the modern artistic movement in Gaza, the influences that have affected the artists’ works, and all they achieved despite the blockade, sieges, wars, and destruction. Together we will see what their works reflect of artistic styles and techniques used in contending with their subjects, in the hope of being able to overcome the difficulties of daily life and continue to renew and create.

About the Artist:

Vera Tamari was born in Jerusalem. She is a Palestinian visual artist, an academic, a historian of Islamic art, and an exhibition curator. She obtained a B.A. in Fine Arts from the Beirut College for Women (now the Lebanese American University) in Lebanon. Tamari completed her studies in ceramics at the Instituto Statale per la Ceramica in Florence, Italy, in 1972. In 1984, she obtained an MFA degree in Islamic Art and Architecture from Oxford University.

Throughout her professional career, she has promoted arts and culture in Palestinian society. She also worked at Birzeit University for more than two decades as a Lecturer of Islamic Art, Architecture, and Art History. During her time there, she founded the Birzeit University Museum and directed it between the years 2005 and 2010. Tamari still plays an important role in the artistic and cultural scene, as she works as a consultant and member of many cultural institutions and councils. Artistically, Tamari is distinguished by her ceramic works, sculpture, and conceptual art, which she has exhibited extensively in solo or group exhibitions in Palestine, the Arab world, Europe, the United Kingdom, Japan, and the United States of America. She lives and works in Ramallah.

The visual analysis via the Zoom platform: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84199781389?pwd=RUgZ6P8ki4H2ug1lVBaU3XoWtZaJZJ.1