[Dublin Event] Palestine in Black & White: Palestinian political cartoonist Mohammed Saba’aneh exhibition and book launch
“A gut punch that gets straight to the essence of the stark reality of Palestinian life under Israeli occupation. This is how an artist resists.” – Joe Sacco
“Sharp, incisive cartoons. His tenacity and courage is an inspiration for cartoonists around the world.” – Matt Wuerker
“Images saturated with action and iconography… every tiny detail is pregnant with meaning.” – Marguerite Dabaie
On Saturday 30th March, to mark the anniversary of Palestinian Land Day, you are invited to attend an unmissable one-day exhibition of the work of Palestinian political cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh. The event, at which Mohammad will discuss his work in a public talk, will take place between 2.30pm and 5.30pm in The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
As with almost all of our events, entry is free to make it as accessible to as many people as possible, but we cannot guarantee entry if the venue is full and apologise in advance if you cannot gain entry.
2.30pm – Public Talk and Book Launch
3.30pm – Exhibition
5.30pm – Close
There will be copies of Mohammad’s book Palestine in Black and White (Saqi, 2018) available at a discount price, and Mohammad will be happy to sign them. There will also be Palestinian finger food and other refreshments available for a nominal fee.
About the Exhibition
‘Palestine in Black and White’ is an intimate and powerful portrayal of life under occupation from one of the most talented cartoonists working today.
Mohammad Saba’aneh has gained worldwide renown for his black and white sketches. His stark geometric figures and landscapes are rich with Palestinian visual traditions and symbols, while his haunting figures depict a vivid perspective of the occupation.
We bring together some of Sabaaneh’s most striking works, including cartoons that portray the experience of Palestinian prisoners, drawn while Sabaaneh himself was detained in an Israeli prison. The drawings do not flinch from revealing the reality that confronts Palestinians.
About the artist
Mohammad Saba’aneh is a Palestinian painter and caricaturist. He has a daily cartoon in the Palestinian newspaper al-Hayat al-Jadida and his work is published in publications across the Arab world. Saba’aneh is the Middle East representative for Cartoonist Rights Network International and the Palestinian ambassador for United Sketches, an international association for freedom of expression and cartoonists in exile. His work has been exhibited in solo and group shows around the world. Sabaaneh is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2017 Marseille International Cartoon Festival Prix d’Or. He lives in Ramallah, Palestine.
Note: Unfortunately, the venue is not wheelchair friendly.
Hosted by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign – www.ipsc.ie