The #PalestiniArt Syllabus
As part of our first #PalestiniArt competition in collaboration with our friends at @PalestiniArt on Instagram, we challenged our followers from all over the world and from all different backgrounds to research Palestinian art and recreate a piece at home. A fun way to pass the COVID19 quarantine, huh? We created this effort in order to insert elements of fun and competitiveness as we encourage people to really delve deep into Palestinian heritage and culture outside the common icons, motifs, and [male-centered] popular figures.
To help your education, we present this constantly-updating syllabus of reading materials and resources!
Virtual Tours & Art Spaces
Books & Resources
The Museum of Modern Art, Modern Art in the Arab World (Free PDF)
Kamal Ballouta, Palestinian Art: From 1850 to the Present
Kamal Ballouta, “Artists Re-Member Palestine in Beirut” (Free PDF)
Samia Halaby, Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre (About the Book)
Bashir Makhoul & Gordon Hon, The Origins of Palestinian Art
People to Know
Abdul Hay Mosallam Zarara