Intimate Terrains: Representations of a Disappearing Landscape

Author: Tina Sherwell, PhD

Publication year: 2019

Page count: 238

Language: Arabic/English

Size: 16.5x23.5 cm

Intimate Terrains explores the changing representations of the landscape by Palestinian artists, and our relationship as Palestinians to place and location through the themes of erasure, fragmentation, distance, and belonging. It does so by tracing the evolution of these representations in Palestinian artworks from the 1930s to the present day.

The catalogue includes a detailed description of the exhibition artworks, each of which explains the artist’s statement. It also includes a chapter on al-Mintar, the sole artwork commissioned for the exhibition. Placed in the museum gardens, it was designed by the renowned artist Sliman Mansour. It revives the construction of al-Mintar (agricultural watchtowers) or what used to be described as ‘farm palaces’ scattered throughout the Palestinian countryside. They still constitute an important landmark in the local rural landscape.