[Maynooth] Palestine in Black & White: Palestinian political cartoonist Mohammed Saba’aneh talk & exhibition (MU SJP)
“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 Tuesday 2nd April you are invited to attend an unmissable talk by, and exhibition of the work of, Palestinian political cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh. The event will take place at 4pm in Hall F, Arts Block, Maynooth University.
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.
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.