by Merali, Shaheen

Refraction is the term used to describe the bending of light or sound as it passes from one substance to another. In this curatorial endeavor, it is used to measure the challenging times that we find ourselves facing – the measure of cultural confidence in the midst of such chaotic conditions. Refraction describes the use of self-discipline and deep insights, of pioneering new directions to explain the unexplainable wrath and evil of war, massacre and the dearth of values. In examining the evidence and re-evaluating it within the notations of artists and filmmakers, the exhibition, Refraction, is the measure of the bend of light as it enters from one source into another, seemingly suggesting how artists are contesting key situations about Palestine, as a place, as a memory and as a shared heritage.