Looking for our Roots: An Exhibition of
“Looking for our Roots” is the title of an exhibition that was
opened on the 21st of February by the University
President, Prof. Rami Hamdallah and organized by the Zajel Youth
Exchange Program. The artwork was provided by Maram Haniti; a
female graduate student from the Fine Arts Faculty at An-Najah
The Exhibition included nearly forty paintings depicting
Palestinian rural life, its peasants, heritage, folklore and
family. "Recalling the past is one of the elements required to
face the future” declared Ms. Haniti in an interview during the
exhibition visited by hundreds of students from the University and
citizens of Nablus.
Some paintings featured the daily Palestinian suffering at
military roadblocks, as well as the anguish of Palestinian
children who missed out on their childhood because of conditions
imposed by the ongoing siege.
The linkage between past and present was vividly transcribed in
Maram`s paintings. Her use of a strong brush recreated the sense
of pain and while hope filtered through many of her paintings in
large part owing to the use of light and green colors.
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