Forbidden Colors

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article by Mary Sebold was published by Arab Weekly on July 17, 2016.


Washington – Forbidden Colors, on view at the Gallery Al-Quds in Washington, is a free-for-all in the best of ways. Through 49 works in all media, 30 artists address artistic suppression, particularly the former Israeli ban on the use of red, green, black and white — the pan-Arab col­ours of the Palestinian flag.

Every hue, topic and technique; every symbol, from poppies to keys, finds a place in the show. ‘I forbid you nothing,’ Dagmar Painter, cura­tor of the gallery, told artists in her invitation.


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