May 15th Exhibition


Maʿrid 15 ʾAyar (The May 15th Exhibition), exhibition poster, 1980. Personal archive of Yaser Dweik. This is one of the rare documents I found about The May 15th Exhibition in 1980. When it was dismantled after two iterations, in 1975 and 1980, the exhibition simply disappeared from the people’s consciousness. The association’s records do not include any information about The May 15th Exhibition. The contents of the exhibitions have been lost, and none of the artworks exhibited have been seen since. Discussions on what happened to these artworks, as well as who was involved in dismantling the exhibitions and returning the artworks, are still unclear. The May 15th Exhibition remains a subject of interest to many who visited the present exhibition or loaned their artworks to it.