Hop to Hope
Mounira Al Solh
24 – 25 September 2022
Market square, Middelburg (Map)
During the corona pandemic, the international nomadic Vleeshal program could not take place. Vleeshal transformed this program into three commissions for three international artists living and working in the Netherlands: Mounira Al Solh, Helena Keskküla and Rory Pilgrim. They were given the opportunity to develop new work, in dialogue with Roos Gortzak and Martha Jager.
Mounira Al Solh's work, titled Hop to Hope, was officially opened on Saturday, September 24, 13:00, on the market in Middelburg – in the presence of the artist. Hop to Hope is a beautiful portrait of the institution that her grandmother founded in Beirut for people with special needs. A video diptych that portrays the people who live and work there, in a dignified and moving way.
In 2015 Vleeshal kicked of its Nomadic Program, as an extension of its existing exhibition program in Middelburg. In its Nomadic Program Vleeshal goes on tour, organising exhibitions and other events in collaboration with venues in the Netherlands and abroad, such as Art Rotterdam, Amsterdam Art Weekend, the Spring Performance Festival, WIELS Art Book Fair, Brussels and Poppositions, Brussels.
This work was made possible by the generous support of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Municipality of Middelburg.