Jordan Nassar is Weaving the World Into His Embroidery
By Aaron Hicklin
With A Sun In The Belly, 2017
Jordan Nassar’s work is rooted in his Palestinian identity, but in subtle and rich ways it also illuminates how identity is built on a constant process of cross-pollination and cultural accumulation. As a Palestinian artist who is married to an Israeli, he has a more nuanced understanding of how distinct communities overlap and synthesize than armchair cynics who see only two peoples anchored in opposition.