CAP organizes art exhibition to raise aid for Palestinians

By Khaled Al-Abdulhadi

KUWAIT: The Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) hosted an art exhibition on Sunday featuring Palestinian, Kuwaiti and international artists in support of the Palestinian resistance. The event also included an auction aimed at raising funds to aid the people of Gaza. “This exhibition was created in just one week, and it is remarkable how it was executed with such beauty and intensity in such a short period.

The exhibition showcases the works of international and local artists who share a common mission: Advocating for the right of the Palestinian people to life and security,” said Dr Sulaiman Al-Askari, former Secretary-General of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters and current editor-in-chief of Al-Arabi magazine. “In Palestine, we see houses and camps without suitable living conditions, and they have not been spared from the rockets of the Zionist entity.

While it is a war, it is an unequal one,” he added, pointing out that the population of Gaza is fighting alone against the Zionist entity’s use of modern and advanced missiles, which have not been seen in many previous conflicts between more evenly matched forces. Dr Askari emphasized that this exhibition is a Kuwaiti initiative, with substantial effort invested in its organization, bringing together international artists, some of whom were present at the event, and others who have passed away. “In light of recent events, we must understand that people cannot live in peace when isolated.

The more isolation grows, the more hatred is fostered, especially when it is imposed by oppressors who have taken land,” he pointed out. Dr Askari said that one of the artworks in the exhibition is a drawing of the Dome of the Rock, inspired by passages from Fairuz’s song “I am Al-Quds”, and it will be auctioned to benefit the people of Gaza through the Kuwait Red Crescent Society.

Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

Ibrahim Farghali, Cultural Program Officer at CAP, said: “The Palestinian art exhibition and the culture of resistance show support for recent events in Gaza, emphasizing the role of culture in art and resistance, while highlighting Palestinian heritage and identity. The exhibition primarily features works by various Palestinian and international artists, along with contributions from Kuwaiti artists, including sculptors Saad Hamdan and Abdulwahab Al-Awadhi.

The works encompass a range of mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture and composite pieces.” Farghali said symbolic works, such as stones from the First Intifada in Palestine are on display. “Pieces like the one depicting life in the camp between Ramallah and Jerusalem aim to convey the daily struggles and suffering of Palestinians,” he added.

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