Gallery One at Art Dubai 2016
Palestinian contemporary art gallery to be one of over 90 international galleries showcased at Art Dubai 2016 in March.
Dubai, UAE: Gallery One will showcase an exquisite spectrum of Palestinian contemporary art by emerging Palestinian artists based in Palestine in Art Dubai’s 10th annual edition.
The artists include: Bashar Alhroub, Khaled Jarrar and Amer Shomali.
The endeavour of the gallery is to shed the light on Palestine’s visual art movement emphasizing the great achievements, innovations and creativeness of the respective artists. The diverse mediums utilized by the artists include photography, sculptures, painting as well as video art. Their common ground, however, is their intake on the present-day political milieu in Palestine and globally.
Bashar Alhroub’s recent project “Universal Soldier” tackles the notion of plastic toy soldier games, which are globally popular among children, as a reflection of reality in parallel to the actual soldier deployed on the ground.
Amer Shomali’s projects “Between Two Times, ”The Icon,” and “Post (Visit Palestine)” all highlight major turning events in Palestinian history in an attempt to revive the Palestinian collective consciousness through art.
Khaled Jarrar’s “Journey 101” is a project where the artist embarks on a journey to assist seven Palestinian women find a route to reach the city of Jerusalem after they were prevented to enter at Qalandia checkpoint (the main checkpoint separating the West Bank from Jerusalem).
About Gallery One:
Founded in 2014, Gallery One is a contemporary art gallery based in Ramallah, Palestine. The gallery commits itself to present a Palestinian cross-disciplinary program of solo as well as occasional group exhibitions. Moreover, the gallery aims to promote both established and emerging contemporary artists from Palestine and it possesses a large selection of modern artworks by renowned Palestinian artists. Gallery One produced many new bodies of work for many of its artists, such as Bashar Alhroub, Khaled Jarrar, Majd Abdel Hamid and Khaled Hourani. In its contributions to re-define society’s understanding of contemporary art, the gallery fills the gap between the artists and the public audience. It collects, revives and preserves the visual arts linking them to the world around us.
Wednesday, 16 March from 4:00 – 9:30 pm (invite only)
Thursday, 17 March from 4:00 – 9:30 pm
Friday, 18 March from 2:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, 19 March from 12:00 – 6:30 pm