26 January 2024–21 April 2024
Posters for Gaza
Part of Alserkal Art Week
Starts 26 January 2024
Ends 21 April 2024
Venue Zawyeh Gallery
In this unique exhibition, twenty-six artists come together to raise their voices, through a series of posters produced specifically for this exhibition. The posters shed light on the ethnic cleansing and horrific massacres taking place in the Gaza Strip – possibly the worst in modern history – demanding the recognition of Palestinian rights to live freely on their land with dignity.
Representing a long tradition in Palestinian history, political posters were produced extensively in the seventies and the eighties by the Palestinian Liberation Organization with the contribution of Palestinian, Arab, and international artists. Posters played a crucial role in supporting the justice of the Palestinian cause and promoting it globally guided by the freedom, dignity, resilience, and the ongoing aspiration for independence, sought by Palestinians.
Uniformly sized and designed in a simplified manner, the posters of each artist reflect their uniqueness in terms of style, materials, and the underlying narratives. Steering away from the digital norm, participating artists poured their effort into producing those posters utilizing a variety of materials including acrylics, inks, charcoal, collage, and mixed media on paper, while some artists employed various digital design techniques.