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On This Land exhibition unveils the cultural tapestry of Palestine

The exhibition is currently running at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai.

In the spirit of unity and support for those in need, the UAE community has time and again rallied to raise awareness and aid for the people of Gaza. Since 7 October, a collective effort has been underway, with Alserkal Avenue taking a leading role in organising community events. The recent opening of the On This Land exhibition at Alserkal Avenue’s Concrete space marks a significant chapter in these efforts.

On This Land is a collaborative masterpiece, brought to life in a mere three weeks. Born in response to years of research and informed dialogue on Palestinian art and culture, the exhibition emerged as a beacon of hope and education.

With over 100 artworks on display, including selections from the Palestinian Museum’s digital archive, as well as sculptures and paintings by Palestinian and Palestinian-representative artists, the exhibition vividly captures the essence of the country. The curated pieces weave together a rich tapestry of stories and emotions, providing a unique perspective on the cultural landscape of Palestine.

On This Land

A standout moment in the exhibition comes from Hazem Harb, who broke a decade-long hiatus with a mesmerising live performance on the inauguration day. Creating a sprawling 10-metre charcoal on paper artwork, Harb’s piece symbolises the settling dust on his home in Gaza. The return of an artist of such calibre adds another layer of significance to the exhibition, highlighting the power of art in expressing profound emotions and capturing the essence of a place.

Don’t miss your chance to experience On This Land. The exhibition runs until 26 November and is open daily from 10am to midnight.

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