Art exhibition delves into Palestinian identity, landscape and heritage | Culture & Society
Ammon News – An art exhibition titled “Nostalgic Heart 2”, which explores Palestinian towns, villages and nature, opened Monday at the Foresight32 art gallery in Amman.
The exhibition, which features 34 paintings by artist Dalia Ali, is her way of connecting with her Palestinian identity, heritage and ancestors.
“This exhibition aligns with the gallery’s goals to encourage, support and sponsor female Jordanian artists,” Suad Issawin, founder of Foresight32, told The Jordan Times.
Ali, who was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents, has never visited Palestine and, in an attempt to reconnect with her roots, has decided to travel to what she considers her “homeland” through memories and pictures of his parents.
She noted that this “spiritual” journey of discovery, through time and space, has been “very rewarding”.
“I was able to learn about Palestinian cities and find out what makes each one special. Then I interpreted my impressions into paintings representing what I felt and saw,” Ali told The Jordan Times.
She added that Palestine’s “breathtaking” variety of landscapes “made her love the land even more.”
“I was seduced by its vast beaches, picturesque lakes, arid desert towns, rolling hills, sharp mountains, lush vegetation, cityscapes, rural towns, religious spaces, rich markets, orchards of aromatic orange and lemon trees, as well as its resistant olive trees. “, said Ali.
In her paintings, she mainly uses layers of acrylic paint on textured and glued backgrounds, which “reflect the layers of Palestinian history”.
Ali also noted that through her works, she hopes to “keep Palestinian history alive in the hearts and minds of current and future generations.”
The exhibition lasts until April 21.