Opening & Meet the Artist: April 17, 2013 @ 3:00pm
Exhibition: April 17, 2013 - May 3, 2013
George Mason University
Sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute (ASI) and George Mason University Middle East Studies Program
About the Artist:
Manal is a Palestinian-American artist who was born in Ramallah, Palestine, and moved to the United States in 1986 (www.manaldeeb.com). Hergoal is to bring her Palestinian heritage to speak across times and places. Her work is adapted from the history and presence of Palestine. Manal's work reflects issues of identity and memory, issues that for her are so pertinent in recollecting her Palestinian origin. She uses textured surfaces to convey memory's persistence and perserverance. In some cases, by incorporating words from the Quran, Manal is trying to capture the wisdom and power of the verses in order to communicate their imaginative energy. Most recently, thirty artwork pieces have been shown at the United Nations visitor exhibit floor in the City of New York for about three months. The International Musuem of Art for Women has also recently chosen one of Manal's famous art pieces "Appeal" as part of their gallery under "Muslima" event.
Manal studied Studio Arts at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and got her Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) with a concentration in Psychology of Art from George Mason University.
Forum on Muslim and Arab Affairs
FAMA is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute.
Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA) is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute. It produces and oversees ASI’s research projects on overarching issues related to the Arab and broader Muslim worlds, including the Middle East and North Africa. The forum is the home of ASI's Knowledge Production Project, the Political Economy Project, among others. All FAMA projects are operated by the Arab Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces and scrutinizes knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations.