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Opening Reception: The Art of Childhood

‘To all the Children for whom we seek a world’ – Ghassan Kanafani

Born in Acre in 1936, Ghassan Kanafani, renowned Palestinian journalist, novelist, short story writer and political activist, whose writings were deeply rooted in Palestinian and Arab culture, inspired by a whole generation during and after his lifetime

Ghassan and his young niece were killed in a car bomb explosion in Beirut in July 1972

By the time of his death, Ghassan had published 18 books and hundreds of articles on the Palestinian struggle. Many of his works have been translated into 26 languages and published in 24 different countries

Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation (GKCF) was founded on July 8, 1974, on the second commemoration of the martyrdom of Ghassan Kanafani

In addition to publishing Kanafani’s literary works, GKCF has established and runs 6 kindergartens, 2 habilitation centres and libraries in camps for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

To celebrate 45 years of GKCF and to honour Ghassan Kanafani’s legacy, Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture will be hosting 'The Art of Childhood – 45 Years for Palestine’s Children', an event, which will include an exhibition, readings and a film screening.

The exhibition consists of paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, sculptures, as well as an installation by the children and youth of GKCF centres

All proceeds from the exhibition sales will go to support GKCF’s ECDE and art programs

The exhibition runs until April 13th, 2019

For further inquiries, contact: info@darelnimer.org

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