Exhibiting an Exhibition
Local arab industries
arab fairs
British colonization

"Al-Ma‘rad" (The Exhibition), curated by Nadi Abusaada and designer Luzan Munayer, was held 10 August to 30 November 2022 at the Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center (KSCC) in Ramallah. The double significance of the word ma‘rid links this exhibition intimately to its subject: the Arab Trade Fairs of 1933 and 1934. The exhibition highlights the socio-political environment prevailing around the two Arab fairs by displaying objects such as artwork and journal archives, as well as some artefacts from the venue of the fairs – the Palace Hotel in Jerusalem.

Author biography: 

Maissoun Sharkawi is a research associate at the French Institute of the Near East (IFPO) and is an assistant professor at the Palestinian Technical University–Kadoorie in Ramallah.

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