On December 1, 2021, the Palestinian Art Court—al-Hoash launched an exhibition, “And We Still Follow Its Path,” focused on personal and collective narratives around Jerusalem. The exhibit title suggests that the relationship Palestinian Jerusalemites have with their city is ever-changing yet stable, as well as the dynamic—both individual and collective—reflections and narratives revolving around it.
Through 10 artworks of painting, sculpture, collage, and video and audio installations (see BOX: The 10 Art Works), 13 artists produced and proposed narratives that, in the words of the curator, “go beyond the city’s sacredness, and . . . bring about its multilayered stories of personal intimacies, nostalgic imaginaries, and research-driven investigations.”
The exhibition also invited audience participation by featuring interactive works, thereby creating a dynamic process of “constructing the city’s narratives,” according to the al-Hoash website.
All 10 art works works, varying in themes and media, are thought-provoking. A few are described in greater detail below.