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The First Palestinian on the Moon

Larissa Sansour
A Space Exodus

January 8 – February 7, 2010
Friday, Sept 8, 7–9pm
487 Driggs Ave, bet N. 9 and N. 10
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Thurs–Mon, 12–6pm

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The exhibition ‘Never Part’ at Al-Ma’mal Foundation “brings together objects and works from which their authors, Palestinian artists from the four corners of the world, have never been able to separate themselves. It is the personal life stories of these artists, the fact of and reasons for this inseparability that place the works into perspective.” Artists include Jumana Emil Abboud, Ayreen Anastas, Nabil Annani, Asad Azi, Taysir Barakat, Khaled Hourani, Marwan Rechmaoui, Vera Tamari, Inass Yassin.

Masarat Palestine 2009

“Masarat Palestine 2009”
Cultural Exchange Project (Palestine – Belgium)
Video Art Exhibition «Intimate Narratives»
Wednesday 25th November 2009, at 5:30 pm
Ramallah Cultural Palace

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Artist Guy Ben-Ner and Jon Kessler in Conversation – Monday November 2 at the Cooper Union, NY

Guy Ben Ner, Untitled, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Performa.


On the occasion of Guy Ben-Ner’s new commissioned film for Performa 09, Artis invites you to an exclusive conversation with Ben-Ner and Jon Kessler, Monday November 2 at 7pm at the Performa Hub (The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square, NY).
In his newest film, “Untitled” (2009), Ben-Ner documents 25 trips between Tel Aviv and Berlin over the course of a year as he works through relationships with his family in one city and his girlfriend in the other. Creating a performance as “live film,” the artist films and edits in-camera an ongoing phone conversation with himself as his life unfolds. Introduced by Performa Founder and Director RoseLee Goldberg, Ben-Ner and his former teacher Jon Kessler will engage in lively conversation about this and his other recent films.
An 8pm opening party and launch of Programma Magazine with drinks and food courtesy of Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, Yarden Wines and Voss Water to follow. Special thanks to The Cooper Union. RSVP required to

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The Other Shadow of the City

The Other Shadow of the City
International Visual Art Exhibition
7-31 October 2009

Curated by: Samar Martha

Maj Hasager, Two within close range, 2009
Photo and Found footage
Courtesy of the artist

Opening: 7 October 2009 at 6:30 pm at the Arab Bank, Sultan Suleiman Road followed by a reception at The Palestinian Art Court – al Hoash

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The Jerusalem Show

The Jerusalem Show
October 11 – 21, 2009
an annual international art and culture event in the Old City of Jerusalem,
exhibition open daily 18:00 – 21:00

Monday, 19.10.2009
19:00 How I Have Missed You…
a programme of films and videos co-presented with Arteeast, curated by Rasha Salti
(POSTHUMOUS) by Ghassan Salhab
1958 by Ghassan Salhab
programme 6, running time: 94 minutes,
at Al-Ma’mal Foundation

Tuesday, 20.10.2009
The Jerusalem Syndrome tour with Jack Persekian,
starting from Al-Ma’mal Foundation
“PRAYERS (Jerusalem)” performance by Dora Garcia, Old City various locations
Wednesday, 21.10.09
18:00 We Are Never Heroes
a programme of films curated by Lara Khaldi & Yazan Khalili
DIAL H-I-S-T-O-R-Y by Johan Grimonprez
SALT OF THIS SEA by Annemarie Jacir

programme 2, running time: 180 min.
at Al-Ma’mal Foundation


Judi Werthein
Cosa, 2009

Where Everything Is Yet to Happen
1st chapter: “Can you speak of this? -Yes, I can”
October 20 – November 15, 2009

Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Curated by Ivana Bago & Antonia Majaca
@ Institute for Duration, Location and Variables (DeLVe)
http://www.delve.hrOrganized by:
Protok – Center for Visual Communication
Veselina Maslese 1/11, Banja Luka, BH

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3rd Riwaq Biennale 2009

3rd Riwaq Biennale

3rd Riwaq Biennale 2009 presents A Geography: 50 Villages

Opening: Birzeit University, Monday 12th October, 9:30am

Reception: Birzeit Historic Centre, Monday 12th October, 6pm

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Oreet Ashery & Larissa Sansour at the Tate Modern

Oreet Ashery & Larissa Sansour at the Tate Modern

Oreet Ashery & Larissa Sansour
The Novel of Nonel and Vovel

Tate Modern

Starting November 15, Oreet Ashery and Larissa Sansour will launch the political novel “The Novel of Nonel and Vovel” at the Tate Modern. For more information about the event, visit . There will be videos and performances by Ashery and Sansour. The second part of the programme will be presentations and Q&A.

Two reviews of ‘The Thousand and One Nights’ at Postmasters

There were two reviews of our latest show ‘The Thousand and One Nights’ at Postmasters. One was in the September issue of ARTnews and the other was in the Washington Report Review. They were both positive and touched on the shows ability to address the conflict and displacement the artists’ embody, in a manner that is not “a sermon or history lesson.”

Click to view the: ARTnews review and Washington Report review