The 2019 edition of Just Festival is held under the theme 'Transitions'. We have curated a programme of performing arts events, conversations, talks and exhibitions that address an array of different transitional moments, incidents and processes in life . Be it ageing, resettlement, gender reassignment, socio-political changes, we want to explore what has an impact on our choices and well-being. We are interested in the surrounding environments that determine who we are or how we perceive the world around us.
The 19th edition of Just Festival will take place at St John's Church (Princes Street/Lothian Road) between 2nd and 25th August 2019.
Abraham: Out of One, Many Exhibition
'Abraham: Out of One, Many' is a timely artistic exploration on living harmoniously, inspired by Abraham; the common ancestor of three celebrated contemporary Middle Eastern artists from Muslim, Christian and Jewish traditions. In these three faith traditions, whose followers are referred to as “children of Abraham,” the figure of Abraham is seen as a model of welcoming the “stranger” and embracing the "other." For this exhibition, artists Qais Al Sindy, Sinan Hussein and Shai Azoulay have each created paintings that interpret Abraham’s life for us today, serving as a guide toward creating cultures of peace, harmony, justice and healing – all as descendants of a shared heritage. What can Abraham teach us today toward freeing our world from sectarian strife? That is the question this strategic exhibition attempts to answer on its 24-month global tour in Europe and throughout the USA.
For more information about the exhibition, see: www.oncaravan.org/abraham.
Just Festival at St John's Church, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ
Fri 2nd August 2019 - Sun 25th August 2019: 9AM-3PM
Opening Event | 2 August, 18h00: with Iraqi artist Qais Al Sindy and Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler, President/CEO of CARAVAN. The event is free but ticketed. Please book now.