10 January 2019 - 24 January 2019
Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture presents A National Monument, an exhibition by Visualizing Palestine and Marwan Rechmaoui. Inspired by a series of highly detailed maps of Palestine from the British Mandate period, the main installation recreates a 3-dimensional snapshot of the major cities and towns of Palestine circa 1947, based on the final British surveys before the Nakba. The installation consists of over 30 concrete castings based on digital 3D models derived from the original maps. The exhibition also features prints from a series of 1:20,000 topo-cadastral maps from the 1940s, and other works by Visualizing Palestine, including Palestine Open Maps, an online platform for exploring past and present maps of Palestine.