For the Unsettled World to Come
Organized by Bilna'es
This project gathers illustrations and artworks made in the summer of 2021, during a period of mass rebellion in Palestine and abroad. Produced as twenty-three posters, these works call to globalize the intifada, making the Palestinian uprising one for 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.
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.
This intervention was put together 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. — bilnaes.com
Posters will be on view in the Printed Matter storefront window beginning October 20, and are available for purchase in limited quantities. 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.
Works are digitally printed and measure 14.25" x 20.25” each, with the exception of the poster by June LS, which is risograph-printed and measures 11" x 17.” Note that web orders will be shipped rolled.
*The title of this project is borrowed from Lamia Abukhadra’s For the Unsettled World to Come (2021)
BLKMOODYBOI is a Non-binary trans Afro-Indigenous self taught illustrator that centres Black and Brown trans people in their art. Their practice is based solely on collectivity/ community, lived experience and the power of the proletariat. Understanding art as a collective process of knowledge sharing and reciprocity. A tool for revolution. (@Blkmoodyboi )
Fana' is a collective based in Ramallah, Palestine. The name comes from multiple roots in the Arabic language, one being the annihilation of the self or the re-birth of the new self in Sufism. We aim to deconstruct and deproduce truth in social, philosophical and cultural activity. We wish to uncover the processes in which ‘things’ are created or uncreated rather than only posing the end product of these ‘things.’ @fana.collective
Haitham Ennasr is a Palestinian multi-disciplinary artist and designer, their works include experimental videogames, drawings, paintings, objects, and text. Haitham’s practice is based on internationalist revolutionary movements and can be viewed through the vernacular of Sci-Fi-Folk. @fallahipunk
Haneen Nazzal is a Palestinian Visual Artist based in Ramallah, Palestine. She graduated with a BA degree in architecture from Al-Najah National University, in 2014. After practicing architecture for 4 years, Haneen decided to follow her passion and switched to visual arts. She views graphic arts as a form of resistance and a medium to support the Palestinian struggle for freedom and justice. She has recently stood out as a leading artist in the defense of Palestinian rights and her illustrations have set their mark on the 2021 Palestinian uprising. @hneenzzal
The International Imagination of Anti-National Anti-Imperialist Feelings
This image is drawn from Until our lands are free, a Globalize the Intifada zine (summer 2021) organized by International Imagination of Anti-National Anti-imperialist Feelings. The document builds on ten years of movement work in the city, nourished in turn by many generations and legacies of struggle from around the world. It weaves together principles, practices, and lessons of anti-capitalist, decolonial, abolitionist, and anti-imperialist political formations, and operates autonomously from any sectarian organizations, political parties, state regimes, or nonprofit entities. @decolonizethisplace
Lamia Abukhadra is a Palestinian American artist currently based in Beirut and Minneapolis. Using Palestine as a microcosm of urgency and resistance, she embeds speculative frameworks, intuited from practices present long before the settler colonial project, which bring to light intimate and historical connections, poetic occurrences, and generative possibilities of survival, mutation, and self-determination. Lamia graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BFA in interdisciplinary studio art in 2018 and is a 2019-2020 Home Workspace Program Fellow at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut as well as a 2021-22 Jan Van Eyck Academie Resident in Maastricht.@lamiaabukhadra
Produced by Lamia Abukhadra for Mizna and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
This poster was designed to accompany a letter from Palestine that was collaboratively written and globally signed by 7,000 artists, writers, musicians, and cultural workers. The letter was inspired by the most significant elements of what has unfolded in Palestine this year, and echoes the expression of a unified Palestinian voice in its struggle for decolonization and justice. againstapartheid.com
lena is a Palestinian cultural worker with a background in graphic design, education, and architecture. She is based in LA until right of return, after which she will go home to Yaffa. Instagram @lenapalestena, Twitter @lenapalestena
Produced by lena siksik for JVP BIJOCSM Network (Black Indigenous Jews of Color Sephardim Mizrahim)
Mooni Studio is a design, research and art studio based in Jerusalem/Amsterdam. Their diverse practice is present in both commissioned and self initiated projects. Mooni’s project were featured in the past at various places such as: Dazed France, Ma3azef Magazine, Eye Film Museum, Year Zero etc. @mooni.studio
Produced by Mooni Studio for Ma3azef Magazine
I am an architect, cartoonist, and geographer. In my work, I explore the forms of injustice and how it is articulated in banal materials and day-to-day spaces and human practices. The comic narrative is the medium to talk about politics, space, geography and many subjectivities. These pages are from part of a comic published in Cypher, edition 10, which is an online graphic magazine issued monthly by human rights organisation Frontline Defenders. @samir_harbsss