All in Art
Since his 2007 appearance on season four of “Project Runway”, a reality show for fashion designers, Rami Kashoú has styled Penelope Cruz, Jessica Alba, Kim Kardashian and countless other women in evening wear with his signature elegant drapery. His Spring/Summer 2020 ready-to-wear designs are a change of pace from his custom red carpet looks but no less constructed, bold and expressive.
Palestine in America sat down with Rami Kashoú in his Brooklyn apartment to get the scoop on the new line, coming up in Ramallah as a child prodigy in fashion design and his couture work with Palestinian embroidery for our feature story in the upcoming arts & culture print and digital issue.
The exhibition contains about 100 photographs, along with several paintings, video interviews, and maps. This exhibit focuses on everyday life in Bethlehem, from 1880 to present day.
Nearly 300 people attended Palestine in America’s second annual Palipalooza at Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago last Thursday. Despite a short delay (sound troubles), attendees were able to celebrate the release of our third annual print issue while enjoying performances by Palestinians artists.
Palestine in America had the opportunity to chat with Wafa Ghnaim, author of “Tatreez and tea – Embroidery and Storytelling in the Palestinian Diaspora” a book that examines the art and history of tatreez in the most poetic of ways with great historical insights and tea recipes for all tea lovers.
When we talk about Palestinian resistance, certain things automatically come to mind, such as the BDS call by Palestinian Civil Society; Sumud (steadfastness) of the people in Gaza; Palestinian hunger strikers among others. But we often miss to mention one important aspect of resistance that all oppressed people have protected for hundreds of years – Art.