Our youth intern reviewed Jude Abu Zaineh’s In the Presence of Absence. Here’s what she had to say.

A bright pink neon sign against a dark wall that reads In the presence of absence | في حضرة الغياب
Jude Abu Zaineh
Installation image, In the presence of absence | في حضرة الغياب
2022
A large mural covers the gallery wall. We notice cut-out images of a cityscape, olive branches, and a pattern of circular orange slices.
Jude Abu Zaineh
لو يذكر الزيتون غارسهُ، لصار الزيت دمعاً
If the Olive Trees knew the hands that planted them…Their Oil would become Tears
2022
Vinyl collage
(after Mahmoud Darwish)
A cluster of green, yellow, and brown petri dishes features family album photographs, layered with images of food, flowers, and plants from South West Asia and North Africa. The petri dishes are installed across the gallery wall and are supported by three small nails each.
Jude Abu Zaineh
Detail of Hunā wa hunāk (here and there) | هنا و هناك
2022
Petri dishes, digital prints
A green-tinted photograph of a city on the edge of the water is framed in a large wood frame. A neon sign reading Bit-hoon (this too shall pass) is installed over the background image.
Jude Abu Zaineh
بتهون (حلم بيافا)
Bit-hoon (this too shall pass //dreaming of Jaffa)
2022
Argon in phosphor-coated glass tubes, electrodes, transformer, digital print

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