On Art and Aesthetics

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I was glad to learn about the Jerusalem Fund last year—a Washington, DC-based organisation that aims to foster greater awareness about Palestine, in the United States and abroad, and to ameliorate the lives of Palestinians in Palestine and the diaspora. The Fund accomplishes these goals through three programmes: the Humanitarian Link raises funds to provide relief, medical services, and community development support; the Palestine Center hosts educational and policy analysis lectures and conferences in the DC area and disseminates information online; and the cultural arm features an active art gallery called Gallery Al-Quds, a film series, and musical and literary offerings.

Dagmar Painter, Curator of Gallery Al-Quds, shared more information about her work and introduced me to some of her artists: “I recently installed my 89th show at Gallery Al-Quds, a non-profit art space showcasing contemporary art by mainly Middle East…

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