Qattan Foundation Inugurates “YAYA in Focus- - Raeda Saadeh’s Retrospective Exhibition”
Ramallah – (A.M Qattan Foundation – 26 October 2019)
On Saturday evening, 26 October 2019, A.M Qattan inaugurated “YAYA in Focus – Raeda Saadeh’s Retrospective Exhibition” at its premises in al-Tireh – Ramallah. The exhibition marks the beginning of a series of events titled “YAYA in Focus.”
This retrospective exhibition depicts Saadeh’s artistic journey in the past two decades, allowing the audience in Palestine to engage with her rich experience. Also, through this exhibition, the A.M Qattan contemplates the path and legacy of the YAYA as well as its impact after accomplishing its tenth edition. This endeavour is to ponder the route and the form the YAYA is going to take in the future.
The exhibition explores 24 of Raeda Saadeh’s artworks which represent her artistic journey since her debut on the art scene in 2000, including digital prints, video installations and performances.
Reflecting on Saadeh’s artworks, Mahmoud Abu Hashhash, Director of the Culture and Arts Programme at the foundation says, “Beginning with a Wreath and in her recent artworks, Raeda Saadeh does not merely scratch the surface of any critical topic, regardless of its controversy or its sanctity in the addressed context, she also becomes deeply engrossed in and melds with the processes of her artworks production, which make her works stand outside the contexts of their production, as their ember does not die out with time. Her art does not need long explanation to show its significance and multi-faceted meaning and aesthetics, since Raeda is used to saying what she wants through what she does as an artist.
Saadeh’s worldwide shows include Re-Orientations: Contemporary Arab Representations, European Parliament, Brussels (2008); No Man’s Land, GEMAK Museum, The Hague (2008); In Transit, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2008); Biennale Cuvée; OK Centre for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria (2008); Infr’Action – Festival International d’Art Performance, Sète, France (2007); About Time II, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark (2007); Sharjah Biennial 8 (2007) and 15th Biennale of Sydney (2006).
The exhibition runs until 24 December 2019 from 11:00 to 19:00 daily, expect on Fridays and Sundays.