The photographic works of Palestinian artist Ahlam Shibli (*1970, “Arab al-Shibli”, Palestine) deal with current living conditions of the Palestinian population living in Israel and with the various consequences arising from living together in a state of permanent conflict.
Shiblis’ intention to show the everyday life of the Palestinian population requires intensive research on location, interviews with the villagers and the subtle observation of the rural and the urban environment.
An exhibition of Shiblis work can currently be seen at Dundee Contemporary Art Centre until April 1st. The exhibition comprises two vast sets of photographs which characterise her thoughtful, compelling practice.
In the two groups of photographs presented – Goter and Trackers – the people depicted are all – like Shibli herself – Arabs of Bedouin descent.