The city of Jerusalem has occupied a central role in the world’s religious and political history and has drawn people from all over the world to its sacred sites. With a turbulent past and present, it lies at the heart of the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Blessed among the crafts, Arabic calligraphy possesses an emotive appeal and a visual impact that captivates and invites the viewer to meditation.
For this exhibition, Dagmar Painter, curator of The Jerusalem
Fund Gallery, has transformed her recent photographs of Tunis, Tunisia
into memories, les souvenirs, and has added layers of reminiscence with
the objects, souvenirs of her life there, that have attached themselves
to the images as real reminders of the recollections the photographs
Tarab is one of the most important terms in the musical aesthetics of Arab culture. While difficult to translate precisely, tarab refers to a state of heightened emotionality in response to music, often translated as rapture, ecstasy or enchantment, as well as joy or sadness.