Art exhibiton 'Despite'
"Despite" brings together the work of a group of contemporary artists from Palestine – both the West Bank and Gaza and includes work by artists such as Mohammed Joha, Hani Zurob, Majed Shala, Mohammed Abusal, Nidal Abu Oun
and Raed Issa.
The exhibition is curated by Arts Canteen which aims to encourage artistic conversations between the Middle East/Arab world and the UK, bringing the work of visual artists and musicians of the region and its diasporas to the UK. Drawing together the work of sixteen Palestinian artists, from the West Bank, Gaza and the Diaspora, the show presents their work under one roof.
Despite explores the juxtaposition of our “real” structured environments with the artistic imagination. It draws on bleak images of humiliation and restricted movement alongside sheer joy in the diversity of forms of cacti.
This collection will challenge pre-conceptions and fire curiosity.
The exhibiton will run until December 28 at London's Rich Mix gallery space.