“Pain Killers” juxtaposes the sacred image of the Palestinian aspirations (The Dome of the Rock) with painkillers and antidepressants. It serves as a dialogue between the Palestinian rhetoric and reality and between the fantasy and the “high”. The Dome of the Rock has surpassed religious connotations to become the image of the capital to be while maintaining its importance as “The landmark” of the Islamic and Arab culture in Palestine, This handmade model references in terms of execution models of the Dome of the Rock made by Palestinian Prisoners while serving their time sentences in Israeli jails.
in 2011, after being shown in a group exhibition “Here and Now” in Laznia, Poland. on its way back to Ramallah the sculpture was held at Ben Gorion International Airport for security check and released two months afterwards severely ruined. Pain Killers has been renovated in 2012.
25 cm / 25 cm / 20 cm
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