Gallery One is please to invite you to the opening of the exhibition On Representation organized as part of a project entitled On Women in Revolutions, a research project organised by the A. M. Qattan Foundation in partnership with the Institute of Women’s Studies at Birzeit University, Gallery One and Ramallah Cinema Club.
This project arises from the vital importance to investigate worldwide leading women figures of twentieth-century revolutions. Much literature has been written on the subject, including diaries and memoirs that describe the women’s everyday interactions within patriarchal social and political structures of liberation struggles as well as against colonial and authoritarian regimes. Figures like Dalal al-Moghrabi, Djamila Bouhired and Kathleen Cleaver have become iconic to contemporary movements and anti-state uprisings. Nevertheless, many stories and accounts remain to be told about women’s leadership in resistance movements and rebellions who remain invisible. Many such leading revolutionary women who were fundamental pillars of the movements disappeared from prominence after their liberation struggles peaked, left to either lead ordinary domestic lives, were imprisoned for years or were absorbed into the lower ranks of the institutions of post-liberation political regimes.
Curated by: Lina Hegazi
Participating artists: Jumana Abboud, Bashar Alhroub, Nabil Anani, Amjad Ghannam, Khaled Hourani, Wafa Hourani, Monther Jawabreh, Mohammad Joulani , Manal Mahamid, Sliman Mansour, Bashir Qunqar, Larissa Sansour and Vera Tamari.