“Cry, the beloved country” is a heart-wrenching series of room installations, documenting the links between Great Britain, Apartheid South Africa, Israel and Palestine. A journey into “the heart of darkness”, the exhibition is three years in the making and showcases room installations, films and performances offering a unique perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its wider connections to the legacies of colonialism and racism.
The exhibition is supported by the Art Council England and HUB Collective.
“In Cry, the Beloved Country, Gil Mualem-Doron, through meticulous research, takes on the role of archivist and shines a light on Palestinian culture and the consequences of erasing an entire population’s very existence. A layered and diverse exhibition, Cry, the Beloved Country is thought-provoking, dystopian and heart-wrenching. Mualem-Doron’s work is loud, like the sounding of an alarm.” Ghazaleh Zogheib, Curator & Educator
“We want artists to be brave tellers of truth – not just creators of seductive images or spatial contortionists. Gil Mualem-Doron is one of those brave truth-tellers who sees the inequities in daily life and highlights them through his art, which is neither didactic nor simple-minded.” Professor William Menking, Pratt Institute & Founder of The Architect’s Newspaper.
“Mualem-Doron’s engaging and provocative body of work offers a deeper understanding of what it means to subvert in an oppressive situation… Thank goodness for this edgy artist, pushing against the status quo in such a compelling way” Professor Beverly Naidus, Artist, Activist, Educator, University of Washington, Tacoma.
“Using carefully honed agitprops and site-specific performances, Gil Mualem-Doron is a hugely erudite socially engaged practitioner. A quintessential ‘artist-as-agitator’,
he encourages his audience to speak up, participates and radically questions the status quo in what are increasingly challenging times.
Áine O’Brien and Almir Koldzic – Co-Directors, Counterpoints Arts