Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Palestinian Exhibit on Tap

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Palestinian Exhibit on Tap

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"THE STATELESS" IS the title Mary Evangelista has chosen for a traveling exhibition of mixed media works by 10 Palestinian artists. Preliminary plans for the show were announced at a Sept. 24 reception in the Los Angeles home of Wally and Suzanne Marks.

Evangelista began to acquaint herself with the work of young Palestinian artists when she curated the ARTIsrael exhibitions of 1985 and 1986. As the idea of an exhibition by contemporary Palestinians became a reality, the New Yorker selected a panel of five respected jurors to choose the 10 finalists.

Panel members were artist Kamal Boullata; Barry Rosen of the Eva Hesse Foundation; Dore Ashton, professor of art at New York University; photographer Allen Frame; and Sam Sachs, former director of the Detroit Museum of Art and board member of the Jackson Pollock Foundation.

Showing slides of the participating artists' works, Evangelista explained that her goal is to expose the art of gifted Palestinians to viewers in nations who are not familiar with their work, as well as to promote dialogue between artists.

Finalists include video artist and painter Sharif Waked, whose subjects range from Renaissance painting to fashion shows. The Haifa-born artist has produced a "Chic Point" video in which models wear gallabiyas with peek-a-boo midriffs, tunics with lace work that exposes the torso and back, or jackets with horizontal zippers that open to expose a waist sans bomb pack.

Reem Bader is a video artist who was born in Ramallah and lives in Amman. …

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