Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

Speaking & Exhibition Tour: Palestinian artist and political cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh

“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

Between 27th March and 4th April the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign is honoured to host a speaking and exhibition tour with acclaimed Palestinian political cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh.

‘Palestine in Black and White’ is an intimate and powerful portrayal of life under occupation from one of the most talented cartoonists working today.

Thursday 28th MarchNCAD (Dublin), 7pm, Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre
Friday 29th March TCD (Dublin), 3pm, Room LTEE1, Hamilton Building
Saturday 30th MarchDublin, 2.30pm, The Pearse Centre, 27 Pearse St
Monday 1st AprilWaterford, 7.30pm, The Tower Hotel
Tuesday 2nd AprilLimerick, 8pm, Perys Hotel
Wednesday 3rd AprilGalway, 7pm, Black Gate Cultural Centre
Thursday 4th AprilMaynooth University, 4pm, Hall F, Arts Block
Thursday 4th AprilCelbridge, 8pm, Celbridge Manor Hotel

About the exhibition

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.

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