Saleh Barakat Gallery presents ‘An Art for a Cause: A Selection of Artworks engaged with Palestine,’ an exhibition showcasing a significant array of artworks sourced from the gallery’s private collection. The featured artists within this exhibition have a rich history of involvement with the Palestinian cause. Running from December 26th, 2023 through January 11th, 2024, the exhibition aims to illustrate diverse forms of resistance that extend beyond conventional approaches.
In contrast to those who may take up arms, these artists leverage alternative means of resistance, harnessing the expressive power of images, colour, and line to illuminate, deepen understanding, and empower. The exhibition recognises that indirect perspectives have the potential to transform, stirring hearts and minds. Art, with its ability to offer a profound way of seeing, is celebrated as a beacon of humanity.
In these trying times marked by an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, the exhibition stands as a testament to the gallery’s ongoing commitment to engaging with and supporting the Palestinian people. By providing a platform for artistic expression and socio-political commentary, ‘An Art for a Cause’ underscores the enduring impact of art as a catalyst for change and understanding. Visitors are invited to explore the transformative potential of art and its ability to contribute to a shared narrative that transcends borders and resonates globally.
Location: Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut.
Dates: 26 December, 2023 – 11 January, 2024