War on Want is excited to host an exceptional exhibition of artworks by established and emerging artists based in Gaza, Jerusalem and New York. Memory Metamorphosis: an exhibition on Palestinian memory features painting, collage, film and photography, inspired by interviews with Palestinians in the diaspora about their memories of home.
Memories establish a connection between personal and collective past, heritage and history. They give shape to identity that has been fragmented by displacement and life in exile. There are over 6 million Palestinians living in diaspora; most were displaced or expelled over the past 70 years by war and occupation. When a people’s history, culture and existence are being altered, erased or appropriated, holding onto their memories and creating their own historical record can be seen as an act of resistance.
Discover the artists:
Alongside this exhibition War on Want will be showcasing the powerful documentary photography of award-winning photographer, author and film-maker Rich Wiles, who has been based in Palestine for many years. His work explores notions of home, identity, resistance, and has been published and exhibited widely.
You can see some of Rich’s work here, capturing the stories of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli detention for a project by War on Want and Addameer: Prisoner Support and Human Rights Centre.
*The organisers regret that the gallery is not wheelchair accessible.