Jumana Emil Abboud

The Pomegranate, 2005
7:14 mins, no audio

In the video work, a steady close-up shot reveals the hands of the artist carefully and meticulously attempting to return pomegranate seeds, left in a pile, back into the pomegranate’s shell. Seed by seed, this simple act questions the meaning of returning something in order to restore balance, but one knows the impossibility of such a task and/or dream.

© Photo: Courtesy of A.M. Qattan Foundation

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Photos of the inaugural exhibition of the A.M. Qattan Foundation's building in Ramallah, 28 June - 29 September 2018. Curator: Yazid Anani


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