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Wednesday 15 June 2022 - Friday 15 July 2022

All Day


Black and Minorities Community Partnership [BMECP] Centre
10/A Fleet Street
South East England


Socially Engaged Art Salon





Arts and Culture

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As part of UK’s Refugee Week, the Socially Engaged Art Salon (Brighton) in collaboration with Bilna’es and Printed Matter (New York) is showing at the BMECP Centre and online the exhibition For the Unsettled World to Come.

The exhibition can be viewed online by clicking here or go to

The exhibition highlights the daily and continuous struggle of Palestinians, who are the world’s oldest unsettled refugee population and who fled or were expelled from their country over the course of the 1947–49 Palestine war and the 1967 Six-Day War. In 2019, more than 5.6 million Palestinian refugees were registered with the United Nations.

The exhibition, initially curated by Bilna'es* and exhibited at Printed Matter** NY in 2021 showed works of twenty-three artists from around the world calling to globalize the intifada, making the Palestinian uprising in honour to all people struggling against entangled systems of oppression and dispossession.

Mobilizing networks of solidarity and resistance, these artworks have been shared, hashtagged, and circulated globally in the fight against oppression and colonialism. The artists included are from Palestine and beyond, with each contribution amplifying the Palestinian resistance to displacement and the ongoing struggles within occupied and divided lands.

Visit the project page to view the artworks

With contributions by: BLKMOODYBOI, The International Imagination of Anti-National Anti-Imperialist Feelings, Haneen Nazzal, Darina Jabr, Golrokh Nafisi, lena siksik, Lamia Abukhadra, Haitham Haddad - Studio MNJNK, Mooni Studio, Fana’ Collective, Data for Black Lives (designed by Studio 45 Turbo), June LS, Haitham Ennasr, Layan Attari, MaryAnn Jaraisy, Samir Harb, Wendy Elisheva Somerson.

*The initial exhibition was curated by Bilna’es (‘in the negative’ in Arabic) with Yara Abbas, Nora Akawi, and Fawz Kabra. Bilna’es is an ‘adisciplinary’ publishing platform that supports artists in Palestine and beyond. —  The title of this project is borrowed from Lamia Abukhadra’s For the Unsettled World to Come (2021)

** Printed Matter, Inc., the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists’ books. The posters are available for purchase in limited quantities from PM’s online shop. Proceeds from sales will be donated to alQaws, a Palestinian grassroots organization advocating for LGBTQ communities and sexual & gender diversity in Palestinian society. Retail is $20 each.

 Ig @seas_brighton. @printedmatterinc

Image credit: Mary Ann Jaraisy