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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

28 February 2020
This exhibition of work by the Jerusalem-born Palestinian artists Kamal Boullata (1942—2019), is being extended until 22nd March. The exhibition, entry to which is free, is is on at the West Court Gallery in Jesus College. The gallery is open from 10am to 6pm each day.


The exhibition focuses on Boullata’s handmade artist’s books and silk screen prints, which explore the interplay between poetry and image, and convergences of colour and architecture. At the centre of the exhibition is The Granada Portfolio, a collaboration between Boullata and the poet Adonis, prompted by their response to Granada’s architectural wonder, the Alhambra.

The exhibition is curated by Claudia Tobin and the artist’s wife, Lily Farhoud, with support from Donal Cooper and Jesus College Works of Art Committee, and sponsorship from the Centre of Islamic Studies, Barjeel Art Foundation and AM Qattan Foundation. The opening on 24 January coincided with the launch of two volumes dedicated to Boullata’s writings and essays about his art. A catalogue, published by Dongola Limited Editions and edited by Elizabeth Key Fowden, is available at the exhibition.