Al Ma'mal Talks Sari Zananiri

Reproducing the Image: Photography, Modernity and the Biblical in Palestine

15 March 2019

About the Talk


This talk looks at the ways in which Palestine was imaged and contrast this to ways in which Palestinians themselves took on photographic processes.  In doing so, it attempts to contextualise the disjuncture between Western-authored images and those of Palestinians themselves to consider the ways in which modernity produced and reproduced itself through image.


About Sary Zananiri

Sary Zananiri is an Australian-Palestinian artist and cultural historian.  He completed a PhD in Fine Arts at Monash University in 2014 looking at the biblfied Western imaging of the Palestinian landscape and how this intersected with Zionist narrative after 1948.  His research interests sit at the intersection of landscape, colonialism, indigeneity and religious narrative with a focus on photography and visual culture.  More recently he has been researching the imaging of masculinity in the Middle East and the ways in which transnational Christian-Orthodox relations between the Arab world, Russia and Greece form an interstitial space between categories of ‘east’ and ‘west’.

Jumana E. Abboud engages drawing, video, performance, objects, and text to navigate themes of memory, loss, and resilience. Abboud has participated in numerous local and international exhibitions, among them the 53rd an

d 56th Biennale di Venezia, Sharjah Biennial, Qalandiya International, BMW TATE LIVE EXHIBITION, Tate Modern, and The Palestinian Museum. 


Supported by the A.M Qattan Foundation through the ‘Visual Arts: A Flourishing Field’ Project, funded by Sweden 

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