Volvo Jordan, under the umbrella of Mahmoudia Motors - one of the leading automotive groups for premium car brands in Jordan, has announced that it is sponsoring a photo exhibition at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts entitled ‘Gaza Graffiti – Messages of Love and Politics’ by Swedish photographer Mia Gröndahl.
The exhibition is open to the general public until February 15th 2011 as part of the ‘Festival of Alternative Arts’ organized by the Embassy of Sweden in close cooperation with both Jordanian and international partners.
Ra’ed Shaban, Acting General Manager of Volvo, stated, “We are excited at the opportunity to partner with the Jordan National Gallery and sponsor such a unique photo exhibition that comes as part of our ongoing support for the local art scene, as well as our aim to increase the exposure of such a talented artist who focuses her work on an issue that hits close to home for Jordan and the Middle Eastern community as a whole.”
The photographs on display during the exhibition tell a story about the many roles of graffiti in Gaza. Apart from political slogans, the walls bear witness to the joy and sadness of Gaza, the wedding ribbons being tied between young people, the many victims of the conflict, and the ever present hope of peace and freedom. For outsiders, the graffiti offers an exciting and unexpected view of life in Gaza.